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COVER GIRL- Dance Teacher Magazine (Black Girl Spectrum initiative) 
WORLD PREMIERE: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play
Jacob’s Pillow – Social Dances: Jazz to Hip Hop
CABD ON TOUR
The Joyce Theater
Sept 22-27!
 

We’re heading towards the finish line! September is around the corner!!! The Company along with one of our dramturgs, Talvin Wilks, is currently at Juniata College for a creative residency! Special thanks to Chad Herzog (Honorary CABD member) for his continuous support!

 

What are our personal narratives as Black girls/women, and how do we carry that along with the herstory of our ancestors in our bodies? I am HONORED to create this work with Fana Fraser ,Yusha Sorzano ,Beatrice Capote ,Mora-Amina Parker ,Catherine Foster ,Tracy Wormworth (electric bass), Scott Patterson (composer/pianist). I am grateful to have Kamilah Forbes  (dramaturg),Talvin Wilks  (dramaturg),Aimee Meredith Cox , Isabela Dos Santos (animation), Burke Wilmore (lighting designer) , Zulema Griffin  (costume designer) , Lauren Parrish (stage manager), Robert McIyntre (production stage manager), Liz Nelson, (set designer) and Daniel Banks (dramaturg) as my creative team.

 

JOIN US IS SEPTEMBER!!! 

 

For show information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Photo by: Ryan Lash/TED

Jacob’s Pillow
Social Dances: Jazz to Hip Hop

I was incredibly honored to co-direct the Social Dances: Jazz to Hip Hop program at Jacob’s Pillow with Moncell Durden. Teaching JUBA, the RINGSHOUT, and BUZZARD LOPE in the midst of ancestral ground  (Jacob’s Pillow was a stop on The Underground Railroad) led us on a journey of unpacking, unearthing, guiding, following, breathing, healing, understanding, self- reflection, and communal groovin’. I am a better director, choreographer, teacher, dancer, and person for it.
Special thanks to Ella Baff, J.R. Glover, and Jacob’s Pillow for this opportunity!

 

 
“Our mentors have prepared us, deepening our perspectives for dance and where it is going. I like learning about the past, because without it we have no future.” -Eldrin Shorts

 

Photos by: Christopher Duggan

Dance Teacher Magazine

 

THANK YOU for this incredible feature, Dance Teacher!

SO HAPPY to share this with my teacher, Carolyn Devore DeVore Dance Center and her beautiful students! THANK YOU for always believing in me, Carolyn!!!

The Black Girl Spectrum Initiative is celebrating it’s 1 year anniversary and I a

m so thankful for all the LOVE it has received.

Another aspect of BGS is BGS TOUR!

Last year, Krystal Mackie (UNCSA) and Tatiana Jones traveled with CABD to Wesleyan University and Bates DanceFestival!

This year, DDC student Makeesha Hill and Renee Colbert (UNCSA Alum) are coming with us to Juniata College ! THANK YOU to Wesleyan University, Laura Faure, and Chad Herzog for helping to make this dream a reality. I started this initiative last year in order to give young black girls/women a chance to experience tour life and to let them know that they can be dancers AND leaders. I hope to keep doing it every year.

BGS has many facets and I want to thank everyone who is helping to make it all WORK!

 

BLACK GIRL SPECTRUM is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative. The initiative addresses the civic, educational, and economic struggles of black girls and women and seeks to amplify the cultural and creative empowerment of black girls and women through dance, dialogue, and popular education tools.

 

Black Girl Spectrum has received support from Engaging Dance Audiences. Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

 

CABD ON TOUR

 

AUGUST 

Detroit Dance City Festival
Detroit, MI

August 1st

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Residency at University of Maryland

College Park, MD

August 2nd – August 9th

We hope to see you on tour and at THE JOYCE IN SEPTEMBER!

 Photo by: Ra-Re Valverde/ClitterBeastCulture

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