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The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance 6th Bi-Annual Conference


Gathering in Black Dance, we wonder, how does place matter in our practices? How do our environments inform our embodiments of creative gesture? What does it mean to be of Black Dance while living in Washington DC, South Central LA, Niskey Lake, Atlanta, Long Island, NY? How does our dancing predict a temporary freedom that we move through with kin in the Caribbean, at family reunions in the countryside, or at performance festivals in Port of Spain, Chicago, Toronto, Seattle, Kingston, New Orleans? How do we dance differently when we are in the country, out of the city, in the places where grandma grew? How do our dances from the Caribbean and the Continent allow us to feel better about our lives in Minneapolis, Miami, Roxbury? How do we remember through Black Dance the pull towards freedom that drives our relationships?

$100 December 8th - December 31st
$150 January 1 st - January 15th
$200 January 15th - February 1st
$250 February 1st - February 18th
Free Duke Students, Duke Employees, and Volunteers

Virtual Registration
$30 Opens February 1st

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. Through conferences, roundtables, publications and public events, we facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies.