‘...in the space between’ shown free downtown


On Friday, August 14, between 4-7 p.m. during Winona’s Dine Out Downtown, catch colorful and kinetic glimpses of Winona based artist Sharon Mansur’s dance film “…in the space between” as you shop and dine. Originally filmed in Winona, “…in the space between” will be shared in the storefront windows of several Third Street businesses participating in a Crazy Days shopping event that evening. Screening locations include Blooming Grounds (50 East Third Street), Green Thumb Artistry (55 East Third Street), and Jovy Rockey Jewelry (78 East Third Street). This is a free event, and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Content will loop continuously on monitors, and audience members are free to come and go as they please from the sidewalk viewing areas, being mindful of physical distancing from others. This unique art installation is supported by a 2020 Winona Fine Arts Commission grant, with assistance from Winona’s Main Street Program.

“…in the space between” (2018) is a site-specific experimental dance film created in Winona, a series of whimsical vignettes that embody poetic, architectural, social and environmentally intimate spaces of in betweenness. Concept, visual elements, performance and video edit are by Sharon Mansur, videography by BodyCartography, production assistance and photography by Sydney Swanson,  and sound by Mike Munson. Original creation was supported by a 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant, Winona State University’s Watkins Gallery, and Art of the Rural, and included community engagement activities at the East End Recreation Center, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Project FINE, Public Launch, and Winona State University.

Mansur is an experimental dance and interdisciplinary artist, integrating improvisation and site responsive art within her live performance, visual installations, and dance film projects. Based in Winona/Keoxa, Minnesota/Mni Sota Makoce, Dakota Land, her dance films have been screened throughout the U.S. and internationally. “variation on residue,” with video artist Brian Harris, won the 2015 Best Performance Award at the Mirror Mountain Film Festival, Canada, and Mansur was featured in the 2018 Women Cinemakers Biennale online magazine. She is also the curator of The Cedar Tree Project, an artistic platform that explores art, cultural heritage and identity through the lens of Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) and SWANA American artists.

Learn more at www.mansurdance.com and www.cedartreeproject.com.

For more information, contact Sharon Mansur at sharonmansur@gmail.com.


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