Dans Askina Turkish Dance Celebrates 15 Years!

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Springboard for the Arts

2009-2024 = 15 years of Turkish and Azeri dance and classes in MN and we're planning to celebrate!


raised by 13 people

$7,500 goal

5 months left

Whether you are a legacy donor or a brand-new supporter, we sincerely thank you for your support as would not be the troupe we are today without you - Cok Tesekkur Ederiz!

About Our 15 Year Celebration!  

1. We will be hosting Masters in Minneapolis Redux in April, with two of our attendee-favorite instructors Laman Hendricks and Serkan Tutar.  Check our Facebook, Instagram, and website for details!

2.  We will be hosting a 15 year gala show celebration in the Fall of 2024 featuring performances by Dans Askina; Dans Askina Alumni; local musician Greg Herriges; international Turkish and Azeri dancers Laman Hendricks and Vivienne Bennett; surprise national and international guest performers; and live Azerbaijani music performed by Aqil Suleymanova of Ensemble Karabakh and friends.  This event will be the premier performance of professional Azeri musicians in Minnesota - you won't want to miss this show!

Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble  We are a Springboard for the Arts Incubator Project comprised of adult dancers who discovered dance later in life through local Community Education Programs. Based in Minneapolis, we are Minnesota's only dance ensemble that exclusively studies and performs Turkish Oryantal, Turkish Romani, Turkish Folk and Classical Azerbaijani Women's dances. Our Mission is to authentically present these dances through public performances.

Our Grant History:  2019 MRAC Arts Grant for Rakkas Minneapolis 2 ($5,000); 2016 MRAC Arts Activities Support Grant for Rakkas Minneapolis 1 ($10,000); 2013 MRAC Community Arts Grant for Romani Festival Weekend ($5,000)

Our Artistic Team:  Amina West, Artistic Director; Kerime Posz, Co-Director; Benjamin Lamb, Artistic Captain.

Our Artistic Board:  Allison Abela,  Sarah Dorman, Nancy Fetzek, Laman Hendricks, Emily Jarrett-Hughes, Benjamin Lamb, Artemis Mourat, Saskia Nichols, and June Seaney. 

Keep up to date through our social media outlets!

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