CADD Continues with Dr. John Perpener and more

The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance joins the Dance Studies Association to co-host a 3-part program series focusing on Black dance. The series kicked off September 26 and the final session will take place November 7, 11 AM EST,  Marcea Daiter shows excerpts from her interviews with Talley Beatty about the political imagery in his choreography;  Dr. John Perpener contextualizes the work of Beatty and other contemporary Black Dance artists as he charts throughlines of Black dance as political action across the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s, and, Black Lives Matter Movements. Woodshed Dance guides an embodied invocation.

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Established in 2012, The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) is an egalitarian community of scholars and artists committed to exploring, promoting, and engaging African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The organization holds Black diasporic dance as its anchor and field.  

CADD+DSA collaborative programming includes lectures, cross-generational discussions, and creative explorations into Black dance (studies). Events consider the ways that Black dance affirms, confers, cleaves, or potentially binds Black lives. Rooted in our diverse histories, discussions are also invested in the possibility of mobilizing experience/technique (suggestion of technology) into a possible ‘right now’ and future of/for Black people themselves.