Feb 20, 2024

Black History Month: Week 4

Black Dance History, Lineage

Black dance history and lineage has been vital and formative to dance as we know it. This week, we are exploring this rich tapestry of dance history, both past and present through research led by Dance Church teachers including Dances of the African Diaspora, Black Dance Pioneers, Black Dance Styles, as well as highlighting Black dance visionaries and innovators who are shaping and impacting the field today. We encourage you to dive deeper in understanding these lineages by engaging with the links below.

Black Influence and Present Innovation in Dance

These Black artists are pioneers in Dance and continually reinvent the definitions of dancing, innovators whose influence has created the present and future of Dance in our country and abroad. Check out their websites for more information, and where to see their companies perform:

Visionaries and Future 

These Black artists are emerging voices in dance, presently making work and taking charge of their communities. Take a moment to engage with them, and their work!

Upcoming Shows

  • Yves B. Golden, Myssi Robinson / FEB 20 / 8p ET / Pageant (70 Graham) / East Williamsburg, Brooklyn → Tickets
  • Dorchel Haqq / FEB 21 / 7:30p ET / Judson Meeting Room (243 Thompson St)/ New York → Tickets
  • A.I.M by Kyle Abraham / FED 21 / 7:30p PT / The Moore Theatre (1932 2nd Avenue) / Seattle → Tickets
  • Futa Toro West African Dance Ensemble / FEB 24 / 3p PT / Glendale Public Library / Los Angeles → Tickets

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