Shimi with Professor Ivy Schweitzer at post-performance reception, right
On Sunday, November 11, 2001, the Student/Alumnae Mentoring Network at the Women's Resource Center welcomed back S. T. Shimi '94 who presented a one-woman performance entitled "Southern Discomfort." Shimi, as she likes to be called, is a writer, dancer and performer who fuses the theoretical with the performative, forging a unique voice through her merger of text, Middle Eastern dance and performance art. During her visit, campus members were able to meet with Shimi over lunch and during a performance workshop, and SAMN students enjoyed a special opportunity to talk with her over an intimate dinner at the new Latino House.
A member of San Antonio's Jump-Start Performance Company, Shimi is also a member and instructor with Karavan Middle Eastern Dance Company, one of Texas' premiere Middle Eastern dance troupes. She is co-coordinator of Wednesdays-in-Performance/Works-in-Progress, a monthly movement-based performance labratory. Her projects and performances embrace multiple disciplines to address social and cultural issues.
Keith Hennessey of The Grassroots Initiative writes:
Diane Windeler of the San-Antonio Express News reviewed the performance:
Shimi graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 with a B.A. in Women's Studies and Theatre. She was a member of Casque and Gauntlet and a Senior Fellow, and her final project was a solo performance piece based on an incident of political repression in her native Singapore. During her student days, Simi co-edited Bug, a progressive student paper, performed with The Untamed Shrews, co-chaired Panarchy and Daglo (now DRA), and was awarded a 1994 Dean's Cup award for her community activism.
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