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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paloma McGregor's Dancing While Black

I was most honored when dance artist Paloma McGregor invited me to participate as a storyteller in her recent event, Dancing While Black, hosted by New York University's Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, where McGregor is Artist in Residence. Among artists such as Nia Love and John Perpener and the amazing dance scholar Brenda Dixon Gottschild, invited guests and community told stories about the experience of being Black in the dance field--the good, the bad and, yes, the ugly--and banded together to share movement explorations of our journeys and understandings. The energy in the room was fantastic--warm, respectful, supportive and motivating.

To read a brief report on that special evening by Norma Porter Anthony, publisher and editor of Black Dance Magazine, click here.

And we're certainly not finished! Connect with McGregor's ongoing Dancing While Black project here.

Black dance scholars are invited to connect with Dr. Dixon Gottschild's Coalition for Diasporan Scholars Moving here.

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