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Dancing While Black: How We Thrive • Performing the Beyond

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May 13, 2023

12:30 PM


End Date:

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May 13, 2023

6:00 PM

Dancing While Black: How We Thrive • Performing the Beyond



BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

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Panel 12:30 pm

How has improvisation been a technology for Black thriving? How has Black improvisation been a foundation for the dance field? Join a diverse panel of dance leaders as they contemplate the power and urgency of Black improvisational dance practice. The dynamic conversation will be fostered by Hank Smith, Melanie George, Millicent Johnnie and hosted by Aimee Cox.

Performance 2:00 pm

You don’t want to miss this: A stellar lineup of Black dance improvisers spend a day together in the studio cross-pollinating practices and breaking bread. The next day they perform for us, sharing their collective, improvisational embodiments of thriving. This magical gathering of multigenerational and multidisciplinary artistry includes choreographers Dianne McIntyre, Marlies Yearby, Nia Love, Lacina Coulibaly, Christal Brown, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, Jason Samuels Smith, and musicians Jocelyn Pleasant, Imani Uzuri and others! Did we say you don’t want to miss this? We mean it, this is Black dance history in the making.

Dance Party 4:00 pm

And to close the 10th Anniversary Season (and bring in the next 10 years) we gotta DANCE.

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