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Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Conference, 2020

Poster for the 2020 CADD conference

CADD Presents 

Fluid Black Dance Back

Move between worlds – worldmaking in motion. Flip the script. Do what you need to do, dance towards truth. Justice, Pain, and Black Resiliency. 

It Matters that we dance, and we dance back.

Celebrated and award-winning artists join founders, choreographers, and authors for the fourth bi-annual CADD Conference featuring critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, breakout sessions, movement workshops, panels, a curated film series, and parties.

Held February 21-23, 2020 at Duke University

Watch the 2020 Highlights

CADD 2020

Keynote Speakers and Special Guests

Dianne McIntyre

Celebrated dancer and choreographer, award recipient of the 2019 Dance/USA award.

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

Author of “Jookin’: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African American Culture” and “Mojo Workin’: the Old African American Hoodoo System.” 

Ni’Ja Whitson

Award-winning Interdisciplinary Artist and Assistant Professor. 

Dr. Eleanor Gwynn

Dr. Eleanor Gwynn is the Founder of the North Carolina A&T E. Gwynn Dancers.

Will Rawis

Will Rawis is a world-renowned choreographer.

CADD 2020

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