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28th Annual International Conference and Festival
In marking 25 years of serving the Black Dance field, the International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 28th Annual Conference and Festival in Denver, CO from January 20 – 24, 2016. Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including agents, artists, artistic directors, choreographers, company managers, educators, executive directors, historians, presenters, scholars, supporters of dance, and so many others.
The Ultimate Dance Experience
Over four days, participants will engage in invaluable professional and networking opportunities. Workshop and Panel Sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field’s entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking of a vibrant future for dance. Performances will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.
IABD has been the national service organization for Black Dance Professionals for over 25 years. When you join IABD, you become part of an active and supportive network of nearly 100 members including colleges, dance companies and schools, educational institutions, individuals, presenters, and universities, all dedicated to strengthening the Dance field. You also gain access to our many member benefits including subscriptions to our e-newsletter, discounts on conference registrations, and much more.
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Camille A. Brown & Dancers
As a choreographer, I am interested in that space between dance and theater where interdisciplinary work defies category and takes flight. Music is one of the main driving forces of my work. As an artist, it is imperative that I drink the music - moving in a way that IS the music. For me, there is no separation in my understanding of choreography, I move seamlessly between music, theatre and dance. Informed by my music background as a clarinetist, I create choreography that utilizes musical composition as storytelling - investigating the silent space within the measure. I am influenced by singers and actors - how the former uses vocal tone and modulation and how the latter approaches character work - informs me on how to use my work in creating multiple levels of expression. www.camilleabrown.org, Camille A. Brown, Founder, Artistic Director