Anything But English

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Anything But English

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St # 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA

About The Event

Now in its third iteration, “Anything But English” is a multilingual cabaret about mother tongues, global appetites, and the ways we are lost and found in translation. This series has already presented 46 artists speaking 13 different languages. For a second year we partner with Pangea World Theater for this production curated by Margaret Ogas.

Inspired by Marcus Young’s practice “Don’t You Feel It Too?,” the simple and beautiful act of dancing your inner nature in public places, dancer/choreographer Alys Ayumi Ogura invites other dancers onstage to share their spontaneous dances to music in other languages. Raving Native Productions, a project of writer Marcie Rendon, presents a short play in Ojibwe, an endangered language, by three Ojibwe speakers. Sandjock Likinè presents a multimodal interpretation of a graphic novel drawn from conversations with her father in Bàsàa, one of Cameroon’s 247 national languages, and one at risk of dying within a generation. Multidisciplinary digital and video artist Meena Mangalvedhekar’s performance “Yummygration Gossip” unpacks cultural connotations of an Indian kitchen, examining the struggle of an Indian potato recipe to make home in Minnesota