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Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference, 2016

CADD 2016 cover photo of Kyle Abraham

SLIPPAGE and CADD Presents

Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture

CADD’s second conference aimed to re-ignite the discourse on defining Black Dance on a global scale by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration.

Anchored by critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, the conference featured breakout sessions, movement workshops, film screenings, and a performance by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion culminating their Duke residency.

Watch the 2016 Highlights

Held February 19-21, 2016 at Duke University

CADD 2016 Highlights

CADD 2016

Keynote Presentations

This three-day conference on Duke’s East Campus sought to center African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies.

Download the 2016 Program Booklet

Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham | Abraham.In.Motion

Performance: Friday, 8 PM; Panel: Saturday, 1 PM

John Perpener the third

John Perpener III

Eleo Pomare: Artist & Activist; Friday, 2 PM

Nadine George

Nadine George-Graves

Reflections on the Academic (Afro)Future; Sunday, Noon

Featured Guests

Dr. Charles "Baba Chuck"

Dr. Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis

Baba Chuck is the founder and artistic director for the African American Dance Ensemble.

Valerie Ashby

Valerie Ashby

Valerie is the Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University.

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony is a Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University.

Niv Acosta

Niv Acosta

Niv’s current project, Discotropic (2015), explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the Black American experience.

Supported by Our Sponsors

SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology in residence at Duke; Humanities Writ Large @ Duke; the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD); John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; the Corporeality Working Group @ Duke; Duke Performances; the Duke Dance Program; and the African and African American Studies Department at Duke.

Supports of CADD 2016