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Mediterranean: Mythology, Migration, Memory

Mediterranean: Mythology, Migration, Memory

DEADLINE:31 October 2020

Leila Awadallah, artist-in-residence at the Arab American National Museum, is gathering audio recordings of stories about mythology, migration and memories related to the Mediterranean Sea, to be used in an interdisciplinary dance performance.


Submit a recording in response to 1, 2, or all 3 of the prompts below. Reflections, poems, short stories / essays, or improvised speaking of thoughts are all welcome.

  • Can you tell us a mythology, folklore or mythical story about the Mediterranean Sea? Can be orally passed down, or one of your own imagination.
  • If you/your families’ migration story involves making the difficult journey across the sea, could you share an experience from this journey?
  • Share any personal memory of the Mediterranean sea.

Both Arabic and English are welcome.


Each submission will impact the developing work-in-progress and will potentially be featured in the future original soundscore for the final dance performance.

Photo: Leila Awadallah by Isabel Fajardo