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Curated by Five College Joint Lecturer of African Diasporic Dance Shakia Barron, RACE AND...Dance allows students, regardless of their dance experience or training, a creative mode by which to learn about and appreciate these diverse cultures, whose contributions to contemporary dance are often underexplored. In a time when race is at the forefront of national conversations, this series not only offers deep exploration of these dance forms and their historical contexts but also offers embodiment as a unique entrypoint for discussing race.
Dates and Sessions (Register via Zoom Registration Link on this page):
Each session will focus on a particular form of African diasporic dance, rooted in a particular global culture, and will be taught by a different guest expert. Each session will include a 60-minute movement teaching and/or lecture portion and a 30-minute Q&A session. Students are expected to do assigned reading/viewing and be prepared with questions for each guest instructor.
Fri, Oct 9: African folkloric dance and connections to social dance (Moncell Durden)*
Fri, Oct 30: Afro-Mexican (Brother(hood) Dance!)
Fri, Nov 6: Caribbean (Tania Isaac)
Fri, Nov 13: Jazz (LaTasha Barnes)
Fri, Nov 20: East Coast Hip-Hop (B-girl Ana Rokafella Garcia)
Fri, Feb 12: Contemporary African Dance (Ronald K. Brown)
*Part of MHC’s Common Read, The 1619 Project
Open to Five College students and the Five College Community, with or without dance training.
***For non-Mount Holyoke students, please click the green "Register" button on this page to gain access to the Zoom registration link; do not log in to Embark.
We highly encourage students to commit to all six sessions for an optimal experience.
This event is being conducted over Zoom. As the host, Mount Holyoke College reserves the right to record this session and the event sponsors will give prior notification to event participants of any intention to do so. The recording feature for others is disabled so that no one else will be able to record this session through Zoom. At all times, no recording by any other means is permitted without prior written permission from the event sponsor or as an approved accommodation.
For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please contact Latrina Denson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make accommodation requests at least one week in advance before the event date to give implementation time. However, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.
Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. Ricarrdo Valentine
Photo credit: Caroline Yang
Brother(hood) Dance! is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the socio-political and environmental injustices from a global perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood) Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that researches, creates and performs dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine. We have performed our works at FiveMyles, Center for Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance), VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK, Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts Center, Universidad de las Américas Puebla/Performatíca(MX), Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán/Viso Festival (MX), Jean-Rene Delsolins Institute (HT) and other venues.