Al Taw’am| Sacred Cypher Creatives Artists in Residence

IMAN welcomes twin dancers, Al Taw’am as the Artists-in-Residence from January 22-29, as part of IMAN’s Sacred Cypher Creatives program. Al Taw’am’s residency, “Bridges,” uses dance to nurture connections to self, community and family through workshops that celebrate diversity of movement.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 | 6-8:30p | Giffen Studio Sessions Master Class Series: Connected Rhythms

Presented by Spelman Dance Theater, Department of Dance Performance & Choreography

Both known for their fast tempo and lively energy, this workshop will explore the connections between Sinte from the Nalu people of West Africa, and House, a social dance from Chicago. This class is suited for advanced dancers.

Location: Spelman Wellness Center Multipurpose Room A/B | 350 Spelman Ln SW, Atlanta, GA 30354

RSVP required no later than Tuesday by emailing

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 | 7:30-9p | Body to Self

With the intention to create a fun and supportive space for women to move their bodies, this workshop bridges body movement to individuality and sense of self by exploring the movement of different tempo and textures in a follow-the-leader format. Class content will be influenced by the concept of “body part initiation.”

Location: Movement Labs | 1384 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

RSVP required at Women’s Community Movement Class – Open Levels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 | 6p | CommUNITY Café: Celebrating The Sacred Cypher

Be inspired by local and national artists at the intersection of arts, spirituality, and community.

Location: Washington High Performing Arts Center | 45 Whitehouse Drive SW

$10 Tickets Here

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 | 12-2p | Umi & Me

During this workshop, designed for youth and their mothers to bond through dance, Al Taw’am will discuss their journey of dance that began under the direction of their mother.

Location: YogaSkills Kemetic Yoga Studio | 1536 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

RSVP required at Umi & Me

Sacred Cypher Creatives Artist Residencies are supported by Pillars Fund and The Doris Duke Foundation.