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Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice Conference

Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice Conference


Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice Conference

Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice is a one day conference exploring the processes behind creating choreography that blends techniques from the African and African Caribbean diaspora to create new vocabularies.

The conference will feature a panel of leading dance practitioners and academics who will each provide their own reflection on contemporary dance practices, whilst examining what 'Black dance' means today.

Ronald K. Brown (USA) will be the keynote speaker for Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. Ronald is the founder and artistic director of Evidence: A Dance Company, who explore the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. He has also set works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble and PHILADANCO.

Other contributors include:

Gladys M. Francis (Guadeloupe)
Thomas DeFrantz (USA)
Kwesi Johnson (UK)
Chester Morrison (UK)
Thomas Talawa Prestø (Norway)
Jeanguy Saintus (Haiti)
Alesandra Seutin (Belgium/UK/Zimbabwe)

The programme for the day will feature short excerpts from The Blood of Macbeth by Theophillus Oloyade and dance film Mariposas by Elsabet Yonas. The conference will explore the fusion and fluidity between African traditions, Caribbean movement, urban dance and contemporary practice, which create exciting techniques that speak to culturally diverse societies and build international dance networks paving the way in collaborative research and practice.

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Curve, 60 Rutland Street, Leicester, East Midlands, LE1 1SB

Tel: +44 (0) 1162577316



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