Black Dance Stories announced its dynamic lineup of Black dance creatives for November. Consistent with the tradition of Black artists finding a way for their voices to be heard during turbulent times, the popular series features Black artists who use their work to raise societal issues and strengthen community through art.
Hosted by historian, dancer, curator, and BDS co-creator Charmaine Warren, the free weekly series will stream live on YouTube Thursday, November 5th, 12th, and 19th at 6pm (EST).
The popular series continues this Thursday, November 5 with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko (2020 Alma Hawkins Visiting Chair, UCLA) and Chanon Judson (Co-Artistic Director, Urban Bush Women); November 12 with Samantha Speis (Co-Artistic Director of Urban Bush Women) and Virginia Johnson (Artistic Director, Dance Theatre of Harlem); and November 19 with Dyane Harvey-Salaam (Forces of Nature) and Maurice Chestnut (Dance Therapy).
This month, Black Dance Stories artists will join us from around the world as they share exclusive stories and anecdotes surrounding their art, personal lives, and activism. The conversations extend the artists’ commitment to using their talents as activism and Black Dance Stories’ commitment to uphold, highlight, and celebrate Black creatives by providing a platform to amplify their voices and stimulate timely conversations important to Black communities and across the African Diaspora.
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