Leila Awadallah

About the Artist

My name is Leila Awadallah. I am a Palestinian-American dancer and creator. My work begins by listening and crafting subtleties and energies within the body in order to utilize languages of dance to speak about experiences, stories, and histories that inform my identity as an Arab-American woman. Focusing my craft on the intersection of movement, sound and imagery, I am constantly researching how to cultivate pieces of expressivity that explore a deeper investigation of narratives either embodied and/or violently enforced onto this [Arab] body; a body that is also always negotiating the hostile environments created by mainstream media, hollywood, and distorted narratives shaped in America.