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SHERATON GATEWAY LAX HOTEL
6101 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Tuesday, January 23
And Still We Rise: Women of Color Creating Community through the Arts | 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 24
IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) | 9:00am - 1:00pm

IABD Board of Directors, COHI, NextGeneration Leaders Session | 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday, January 25
IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Rooting Our Legacy: How are we passing our Black dance history and legacy on within the teaching of technique classes | 9:00am - 10:15am

Dancing the Black Atlantic: Katherine Dunham's Research to Performance Model | 10:30am - 12:30pm

The Importance of Having Dance on a Historically Black College Campus | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Rose Colored Glasses: A Black, Queer Lens in Postmodern Choreography | 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Introducing Ronne Arnold: A Modern Dance Pioneer in Australia | 3:15pm - 4:30pm
White Spaces: Support for New Black Professors | 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Friday, January 26
IABD General Session - Gather Together, Move and Fellowship | 8:00am - 9:00am

Conversations For All Of Us | 9:10am - 11:00am

Mainstreaming Black British Dance; Avoiding Capture, Coming to Movement, African Diasporic Women in British Dance | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Black Ballet Choreographers Conversation (Part 1) | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Degree? Or Not To Degree? | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Writing Black Dance Memoir: Telling Your Personal Professional Story | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Realities of Being a Dancer/ Discovering Your Self-Value as A Dancer with Dr. Siri (Part 1) | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Black Dance Educators Network of Southern California, Forging a Future in Africa | 11:10am - 12:30pm
Man-To-Man Dialogues | 11:10am - 12:30pm

Keeping a Concert Dance Company | 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Private Career Counseling with Dr. Siri | 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Nonprofit Finance Fund Genius Consultation Bar (sign up required) | 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Audition Workshop (Dancers 14 - 20+) | 2:40pm - 4:10pm
Dance Theatre of Harlem Lecture/Discussion with Keith Saunders | 2:40pm - 4:10pm

Another Man Done Gone: Real Time Embodiment of Donald McKayle's Classic Masterwork "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" | 4:20pm - 5:30pm
Liturgical Dance: Gateway to Cross Cultural Dialogue | 4:20pm - 5:30pm
Nonprofit Finance Fund Genius Consultation Bar (sign up required) | 4:20pm - 5:30pm
What You Should Know As A Freelance Choreographer | 4:20pm - 5:30pm

Saturday, January 27
Patrick Parson, Ballet Creole, Dunham Legacy | 9:00am - 10:30am
Legacy, Succession, and the Development of the Next Generation: Process & Planning vs. Realities of Passing the Torch | 9:00am - 10:30am
Black Ballet Choreographers Conversation (Part 2) | 9:00am - 10:30am

Connecting Possibilities Through International Initiatives | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Starting and Keeping a Dance School: What Do You Need to Know | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Maintaining Balance and Keeping up with Health Insurance | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Collective Strategies for People of Color in Dance | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Reclaiming Their Time: Honoring the Legacies of Joe Nash and Jean-Leon Destine | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Receiving With Honor, Delivering With Grace (African American Dance Ensemble) | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Defining Jazz in a Jazz-less Time: Upholding a Legacy | 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Educators K-12 & Higher Education gather to share best practices, national issues and more | 4:00pm - 5:20pm


Tuesday January 23 | 3:30pm - 7:00pm

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And Still We Rise: Women of Color Creating Community through the Arts (RSVP required) RSVP:  visionsandvoices.usc.edu

Samba In The Streets with Viver Brasil Dance Company + Dance Jam w/USC students, Dance Clubs, DJ, MC and Every-Body dance Jam! (RSVP required) RSVP:  visionsandvoices.usc.edu

Still We Rise

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Ken Foster (Arts Leadership), Rosalind Connerly (Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs), and Tamica Washington-Miller (International Association of Blacks in Dance).

Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture hall, Room 240, 3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Wednesday January 24 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Title Presenter(s) Location
  IABD Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) (Session 1 - invitation only)
An educational workshop session with the thirty (30) organizations that participated in the IABD COHI.
A program designed to strengthen the organizational health of small and midsize arts institutions
through comprehensive financial analysis and capacity building financial support. The project will
provide a phased initiative to begin in-depth pilot planning that will inform subsequent phases to
strengthen IABD’s infrastructure and its member organizations capacity-building over an extended time frame.
IABD, Inc., and
NonProfit Finance Fund
Los Angeles
Music Center

 

Wednesday January 24 | 2:00am - 6:00pm

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IABD Board of Directors, Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI), and NextGeneration Leaders (Session 2 - open) This session is designed to bring together these three groups of the IABD community in a round table setting through inter-generational dialogue to discuss themes, trends, and findings during COHI site visits, and support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.

IABD, Inc., Baraka Sele, and NonProfit Finance Fund
Los Angeles Music Center

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Thursday January 25 | 8:00am - 12:30pm

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Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
  IABD Board of Directors, Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI), and NextGeneration Leaders (Session 3 - open) | 8:00am - 12:00pm This session is designed to bring together these three groups of the IABD community to discuss the much anticipated BLACK REPORT. Open town hall session to discuss themes, trends, and findings during COHI site visits, and support IABD’s desire to create a road map for building and operating a healthier, more sustainable organization.
IABD, Inc., Baraka Sele, NonProfit Finance Fund, MCE Arts Seminar Room
  LEGACY | EDUCATORS Rooting Our Legacy: How are we passing our Black dance history and legacy on within the teaching of technique classes | 9:00am - 10:15am This forum is for those who need to unlock their inner educator with the same virtuosity they used on stage or those who have recently done so and were met with turbulence.  We will also discuss what ails artists in their transition of being solely an artist to one being tasked to teach by examining: (a) the buzzwords in pedagogue that make us cringe; (b) what skills we have learned as a performing artist and how to honor those in our teaching; and (c) how to speak to those skills in a way that allow our students garner those tools of success. DeAngelo Blanchard Room 210
  DUNHAM/LEGACY - CHOREOGRAPHERS/EDUCATORS Dancing the Black Atlantic: Katherine Dunham's Research to Performance Model | 10:30am - 12:30pm  Dr. Halifu Osumare Room 211

 

Thursday January 25 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
  EDUCATORS The Importance of Having Dance on a Historically Black College Campus | 1:30pm - 3:00pm The purpose of this presentation is to illuminate the missing voices of historically black college and university dance programs in the national discussion on the history and development of dance in American higher education.  In keeping with the 2017 IABD conference theme, Honoring Legacies: Past, Present & Future, this presentation considers the origins of historically black colleges and universities, as well as their current and future relevance on the higher education dance landscape. The methodology included the selection of five subject schools that are historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with dance programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Wanda Ebright Room 214
  CHOREOGRAPHERS Rose Colored Glasses: A Black, Queer Lens in Postmodern Choreography | 1:30pm - 3:00pm If dancing bodies have unique histories, how is it possible to transmit ideologies of a choreographer of a different cultural group? How can audiences' beliefs be modified during performance? In order to reply, I explore works of three choreographers. I will investigate work by David Rousseve, Camille A. Brown, and Pearl Primus. As black female choreographers, Brown's and Primus' strategies will be similar to those of other historically marginalized communities using choreography to alter attitudes and perceptions toward a particular cultural group. Can choreography offer alternate realities of identity onto differently racialized bodies?
Bernard Brown Room 212
  INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TALKS Introducing Ronne Arnold: A Modern Dance Pioneer in Australia | 3:15pm - 4:30pm Ronne Arnold is an African American dancer/choreographer/teacher/researcher born in Philadelphia who studied at Nadia Chilkovsky’s Philadelphia Dance Academy which morphed into UArts Philadelphia. He came to Australia in 1960 when the ‘white Australia policy’ was still in effect.  When “Westside Story” closed, he remained and contributed immensely to the formation of Australian modern dance through his teaching and choreography.   Overcoming many obstacles, he introduced, to this classical ballet oriented culture, new movement forms that helped bring Australian modern dance into the 20th century.  Well known and respected by the Australian dance community, he leaves a strong legacy.
Carole Yvonne Johnson Room 210
  HIGHER EDUCATION Navigating White Spaces: Support for New Black Professors | 3:15pm - 4:30pm During the past 20 years, the number of African heritage men and women with terminal dance degrees has grown exponentially. As colleges and universities across the country seek to "diversify" their faculty pool, African heritage people are demonstrating their capacity to work in academic environments bringing with them a history of practical and theoretical scholarship that inevitably reshapes the manners in which dance is theorized and experienced. The question still remains that, when African heritage people enter academic spaces, how do they acquire the tools to be successful pedagogues in academia?

Alvon Reed, Dance Artist-In-Residence, Cornell College; Bernard Brown, Assistant Professor of Dance, California State University Sacramento; Adam W. McKinney, Assistant Professor of Dance, Texas Christian University; Crystal Perkins, Assistant Professor of Dance, Ohio State University; Linda Simmons, Professor of Dance, Wayne State University; Vikki Baltimore-Dale, Professor of Dance, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Room 211

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Friday January 26 | 8:00am - 12:30pm

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Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
  IABD General Session - Gather Together, Move and Fellowship | 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Welcome, Introductions, Reports, General Information
  • IABD President and CEO, Board of Directors, Lula Washington Dance Theatre Host Committee, Special Guests, Master Instructors, IABD Membership At-Large
IABD, Inc. Grand Ballroom
  Conversations For All Of Us | 9:10am - 11:00am
  • Keynote Address & Discussion
LWDT, IABD, Inc.
Grand Ballroom
 

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TALKS Mainstreaming Black British Dance, Avoiding Capture, Coming to Movement, African Diasporic Women in British Dance | 11:10am - 12:30pm Black British Dance is losing visibility. In 2012, The Guardian published an article entitled ‘Where are all the Black Dancers?” which highlighted the current situation of Black British Dance. There is poor visibility and recognition of dance practice from the African and African Caribbean community in the UK, with only a handful of dancers making it into elite companies, with the  few Black dance companies in the UK operating today. In the 1980s there were numerous Black Dance companies such as Kokuma, Adizio and Badejo Arts, now there only a handful of high profile companies such as Ballet Black, or the face of these dance companies has changed, like Phoenix Dance Company.

In 1989 the social activist and feminist bell hooks developed a theory she termed ‘coming to voice’. This theory was a revolutionary gesture that shifted the narratives of women from silence to speech.  Drawing on interviews conducted in 2015, the proposed paper will consider the ways in which four female choreographers of African and African diasporic heritage avoid capture and in doing so create a new fertile space of creativity by expanding hook’s theory to movement. It will analyse the way in which these artists subvert oppression experienced both inside and outside the dance field in the UK by creating spaces of self-transformation, resistance and empowerment.  The paper demonstrates how embodied artistic expression acts as a necessary site of resistance against the hostility of the European environment to African and African Diasporic Women.

Pawlet Brookes, Tia-Monique Uzor Room 210
  CHOREOGRAPHERS/ARTISTIC DIRECTORS Black Ballet Choreographers Conversation (Part 1) | 11:10am - 12:30pm What does it take to show up in the world of classical ballet as a thought leader and as choreographer that has work that you’d like to be considered for a ballet company. Next Gen thought leaders will join esteemed black dance leaders for a conversation into this space. We are going to take this opportunity to see if we are all on the same page as to what we think ballet is and what role black ballet choreographers could play in the future.  As the Next Gen of dance minds, this process could jump start whether Black Choreographers show up in this work space in the future or not. Sean McLeod, Denise Saunders Thompson Room 211
  YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS Degree? Or Not To Degree? | 11:10am - 12:30pm A discussion on navigating college, finding the best place for you or explore if getting a degree is right for you.
Kim Bears-Bailey, University of Arts, Philadanco!
Seminar Room
  LEGACY Writing Black Dance Memoir: Telling Your Personal Professional Story | 11:10am - 12:30pm Hands-on workshop designed for dance enthusiasts to learn how to tell their personal story in the context of developing African diasporan dance. The focus is on building writing skills to encompass both one’s microcosmic individual story and the macrocosmic larger field of black dance. How has your dance story shaped the dance field where you are from, and how has the dance in your location(s) shaped your dance experience? The workshop also helps the dancer-choreographer understand periodization, and how to capture the time era encompassing one's own personal dance story. Dancers need to write our stories, which will in turn help our audience understand what we know to be true about the black dancing life experience. The participants end the workshop with an example paragraph about their own personal dance story as inspiration for further memoir writing.
Dr. Halifu Osumare Room 215
  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Realities of Being a Dancer/ Discovering Your Self-Value as A Dancer with Dr. Siri (Part 1) | 11:10am - 12:30pm Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh Room 212
  EDUCATORS Black Dance Educators Network of Southern California, Forging a Future in Africa | 11:10am - 12:30pm BDEN is a new, strategic alliance among black dance educators and researchers in the Southern California region, inspired by both the impacts of IABD and the CDSM organizations. In this panel that includes 5 of our active group of 35 members we will present the organization’s strategic goals which is affirmed in our commitment to serve the underserved and create a better world through the art of dance. Each panelist will share the impact this network has had on their work environment and their students and then we will go on to share our goals for 2018-2020.
Dr. Adama Jewel Jackson, Professor Stephanie Powell, Professor Erin Landry, Professor Sakina Ibrahim Room 214
  MEN ONLY Men-To-Men Dialogues | 11:10am - 12:30pm What's your definition of a man? Why is it important? How does it inform your life and work as an artist? Men-To-Men is a safe thoughtful space for male relationship building and candid communication.
Kevin "Iega" Jeff, Founder/ Artistic Director, Deeply Rooted Productions
Room 219

 

Friday January 26 | 2:40pm - 4:10pm

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  ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS, DANCERS (age 18+), MANAGERS, LEADERS Keeping a Concert Dance Company in this Millennium | 2:40pm - 4:10pm Artistic Directors and Choreographers discuss how they are working with dancers, presenters, space(s), and what are their strategies in dealing with funding and resources.
Leading Artistic Directors Seminar Room
  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/CAREER TRANSITION Private Career Counseling with Dr. Siri | 2:40pm - 4:10pm Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh Room 211
 

ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND FINANCES Nonprofit Finance Fund Genius Consultation Bar (sign up required) | 2:40pm - 4:10pm Spend 30 minutes with an NFF consultant discussing a strategic financial question facing your organization. NFF can: Offer thought-partnership for managing cash-flow challenges; Recommend budgeting practices that support financial resiliency; "Put on our funder hat" as we review your financials, spot the "red flags" and offer recommendations for explaining them to funders; Suggest focused questions for further investigation if the organization is considering a major change (i.e. expansion, merger, facility acquisition); Provide tips and tools for managing and communicating your financial past, present, and future; and you are welcome to bring any financial documents with you that you feel would be relevant to the conversation. Note: NFF does not offer tax or audit advice.

Trella Walker, Jihye Gyde
Room 214
  DANCERS Audition Workshop (Dancers 14 - 20+) | 2:40pm - 4:10pm Hear best practices for a range of different types of auditions from scholarships, Concert Companies to Disney, TV, Film, and Broadway. Be prepared for a "mock" audition opportunity.
Robby Armitage from Disney, Concert Companies, TV, Film, Broadway
Room 215
  LEGACY Dance Theatre of Harlem Lecture/Discussion with Keith Saunders | 2:40pm - 4:10pm Keith Saunders
Room 219

 

Friday January 26 | 4:20pm - 5:30pm

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Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
  LEGACY Another Man Done Gone: Real Time Embodiment of Donald McKayle's Classic Masterwork "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" | 4:20pm - 5:30pm Another Man Done Gone is a panel discussion with the artists of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company about the real-time process of restaging/performing Donald McKayle’s classic masterwork Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder.  In the winter of 2016, during the height of the last U.S. presidential election, DCDC’s dancers embarked upon the most recent restaging of the piece.  We did not know then that the tactile realities of the Black Live Matter Movement would be at a fever pitch today, or that we would be surrounded by a new call for civil rights.  As black bodies are consumed by the American prison system, and the nation’s obsession with guns as power, Mckayle’s captures the continuum of injustice black people have endured throughout history. 
Crystal Michelle Perkins, Debbie Blunden-Diggs, DCDC Company, Alvin Rangel, Trezon Dancy, Bernard Brown Room 210
  CHOREOGRAPHERS Liturgical Dance: Gateway to Cross Cultural Dialogue | 4:20pm - 5:30pm My team members and I use Liturgical Dance on the mission field, working with children and adults of all ages.  Liturgical Dance offers many, varied opportunities for cross cultural dialogue as it encompasses the areas of faith, culture, healing arts, and teaching and learning. Liturgical Dance offers a basis of commonality in Christianity, a cross cultural language of movement that eases the difficulty of traversing differences in cultures and spoken languages, and the opportunity to engage in a communal activity that makes sharing faith, culture, and relationship more human and realistic. Julinda Lewis
Room 211
 

ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH AND FINANCES Nonprofit Finance Fund Genius Consultation Bar (sign up required) | 4:20pm - 5:30pm Spend 30 minutes with an NFF consultant discussing a strategic financial question facing your organization. NFF can: Offer thought-partnership for managing cash-flow challenges; Recommend budgeting practices that support financial resiliency; "Put on our funder hat" as we review your financials, spot the "red flags" and offer recommendations for explaining them to funders; Suggest focused questions for further investigation if the organization is considering a major change (i.e. expansion, merger, facility acquisition); Provide tips and tools for managing and communicating your financial past, present, and future; and you are welcome to bring any financial documents with you that you feel would be relevant to the conversation. Note: NFF does not offer tax or audit advice.

To register with Trella: https://calendly.com/twalker-2/iabd-genius-bar-with-nff/01-26-2018
To register with Jihye: https://calendly.com/jgyde/iabd-genius-bar-with-nff/01-26-2018
Trella Walker, Jihye Gyde
Room 214
 

CHOREOGRAPHERS What You Should Know As a Freelance Choreographer: Contracts & Negotiating with Concert Companies, for Commercial Industries, Museums, and Other Performance/Creation Platforms Hear from experienced world traveled choreographers who have worked across genres including concert, TV, Film, Broadway, and within the community.

Concert, TV, Film, Broadway Choreographers Room 215


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Saturday January 27 | 9:00am - 10:30am

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  DUNHAM/LEGACY Patrick Parson, Ballet Creole, Dunham Legacy | 9:00am - 10:30am The technique of Katherine Dunham beginning with a warm up followed by core strengthening exercises and across the floor movements from the African Diaspora.  And Modern dance forms.
Patrick Parson, Founder/Artistic Director, Ballet Creole, Toronto, Canada Room 211
  LEGACY Legacy, Succession, and the Development of the Next Generation: Process & Planning vs. Realities of Passing the Torch | 9:00am - 10:30am Hear from representatives who have successfully gone through succession, currently in the process, founder to bloodline family member, second generation successions, and hand selected succession.
Dr. Angeloe Burch, Sr., Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Tiffany Rea-Fisher, Tamica Washington-Miller, Malik Robinson, Robert Battle, Virginia Johnson, Erwin Washington, Ann Williams, Kevin "Iega" Jeff Seminar Room
  CHOREOGRAPHERS/ARTISTS TALK Black Ballet Choreographers Conversation (Part 2) | 9:00am - 10:30am Dancers and choreographers we will be able to explore balletic choreographic design in a movement session that shares the construction elements of creating a ballet work with ethnic capacity. Our goal to inspire and give creative tools and pitfall understanding for ballet composition, and therefore put into play, the talent and creative skills of people that look like us.  Not because they are black, but because they are talented and happen to be black. (One does not have to want to create ballets to attend) Sean McLeod, Denise Saunders Thompson Room 210

 

 

Saturday January 27 | 10:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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  INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TALK Connecting Possibilities Through International Initiatives | 10:30am - 12:00pm This interactive session is designed to develop a working relationship for exchange between three international companies.  Facilitators will introduce and invite the guest speakers in a conversation highlighting areas of work, demonstrating strategies and scenarios to begin a step by step process of designing a blueprint for action. Delegates will be invited to participate by joining the presenters to talk through possible challenges and milestones. Vivine Scarlett, dance Immersion, Mercy Nabirye, OneDanceUK_DAD
Room 210
  DANCE SCHOOL DIRECTORS Starting and Keeping a Dance School: What Do You Need to Know | 10:30am - 12:00pm Dance School Directors
Room 211
       
  HEALTH AND WELLNESS Maintaining Balance and Keeping up with Health Insurance | 1:00pm - 2:30pm Crystal Crawford, Dance Resource Center Room 211

 

Saturday January 27 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Panel No. Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
  ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION Collective Strategies for People of Color in Dance | Round Table Discussion | 2:00pm - 4:00pm In the tradition of strength in unity, established and emergent leaders in the Diasporan dance community convene to discuss empowerment strategies learned through their practice in a range of dance endeavors—as researchers, scholars, choreographers, educators, practitioners.  All members of the IABD community are encouraged to attend this inter-generational open platform/ convening of resource sharing and moderated discussion.

Collective Strategies

Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild; Iquail Shaheed; Dr. Yvonne Daniel; Linda S. Goodrich; Dr. Halifu Osumare; Kimberly Gadlin

 Room 214
 

LEGACY Reclaiming Their Time: Honoring the Legacies of Joe Nash and Jean-Leon Destine | 2:00pm - 4:00pm This two-person panel will interrogate and celebrate the legacies of Joe Nash and Jean-Léon Destiné, two 20th century dance luminaries of the Black Continuum in American Dance.  The focus is creating a space for honoring Nash's powerful role as the leading 20th Century Archivist of The Black Tradition in American Dance and Destiné's ground-breaking work as a visionary proponent of Haitian concert dance in the United States.

Dr. Melanye White Dixon, Valerie Rochon

Room 215
 

LEGACY/HISTORY Receiving With Honor, Delivering With Grace (African American Dance Ensemble) | 2:00pm - 4:00pm The Legacy of Dance is a topic that is often thrown out with the ease of using the ABC’s of English. Yet, to understand African Dance in these United States is to understand the definition of the word, Legacy. There are some questions that we need to be able to answer as well as misnomers that must be corrected.

1. What was handed down to us?

2. Who passed it on and were they in a position to pass it in a manner consistent with the people from which they received it?

The Legacy of Dance is broad and has a different meaning for any person you would ask? What makes great dance is akin to asking what makes great Art?

Dr. Angeloe Burch, Sr. Room 217

 

 

Saturday January 27 | 4:00pm - 5:20pm

Panel No. Title Presenter(s) Sheraton Location
 

EDUCATORS Educators K-12 & Higher Education gather to share best practices, national issues and more | 4:00pm - 5:20pm

Educators

Room 210
 

LEGACY Defining Jazz in a Jazz-less Time: Upholding a Legacy | 4:00pm - 5:20pm At one time in America’s very impressive dance history, jazz dance was the focal point. It was a form that elegantly danced the line between the concert and commercial world, gave a voice to those that were marginalized and evoked a feeling of spirited social justice. But today it seems that legacy is all but a distant memory. In an era absent of jazz greats; in a time where the work of Fosse, Giordano, Luigi, Mattox and the like are only seen in history books; when the up and coming generation of “contemporary” dancers know more about hip-hop dance than jazz dance; how do choreographers and dance educators working in the concert jazz dance field define, re-define and uphold what they do?

Laura Smyth, Pat Taylor, Jazz Antiqua Dance and Music Ensemble Room 211


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