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Amirah Sackett

November 26, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Amirah Sackett is an internationally recognized hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

Sackett was honored as one of the first female hip-hop artists to receive the Jerome Travel/Study grant in 2008 and traveled to Rotterdam, Holland, to study and train at Hip Hop Huis, a center in Europe for hip-hop artists. She curated the international festival for women in Hip-Hop, B-Girl Be, in 2009-2010 at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, Minn. In 2011, Sackett formed the all female, American Muslim trio called “We're Muslim, Don't Panic.” In 2016, Sackett and her work "We're Muslim, Don't Panic" reached viral fame, after being featured in videos online by PopSugar Celebrity, Huffington Post, AJ+, and Upworthy, with millions of views each. Huffington Post featured Amirah in their article "17 Muslim American Women Who Made America Great In 2016.” She continues to tour, teach and perform around the country and in her hometown of Chicago.

During her residency at Shangri La, Sackett hosted at dance workshop at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She also teamed up with Honolulu-based hip-hop group, Super Groupers, for a student workshop as well as performances at Shangri La and the ARTS at Marks Garage.

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