Threads of My Cloth
The Twin Cities is home to the second largest settlement of Hmong people in the nation. But why? Who are the Hmong people and how did they end up here? Their story is not commonly known by the greater community, yet the impact they have on the community influences the social fabric of the Twin Cities and beyond.
Through research of who the Hmong people are and how they came to live in the Twin Cities, Danielle Ricci discovered a story of hardship, pain, and sorrow, woven into a strong sense of hope and love. This is not taught in schools, it is unknown to the community, and has not been expressed through movement told from an outside eye before. Ricci began to reflect on how many refugees have experienced these same stories within their own unique journey to America. This inspired Ricci to know more and tell the refugees story through the lens of the Hmong people as we come together as a multi-cultural community of dancers exploring the human condition through movement.
Threads of My Cloth is a retelling of the Hmong refugee experience in Asia before seeking asylum in other countries. This piece is deeply rooted in historical research and the body creating an honest, moving story of the Hmong. This dance concert premiered in March of 2018 and will be reset for See. Say. Do.
Squirrel Haus Arts (View)
3450 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|