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1st Annual Ballet Audition for Women of Color
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Ballet Symposium: Investigating Classical Archetypes in 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
In January 2016, during IABD’s 28th Annual International Conference and Festival in Denver, CO, fifteen (15) artistic directors from Ballet companies across the U.S. attended the 1st Annual Audition for Female Black Ballet Dancers and met with members of the Black Dance community. What transpired was an open and honest conversation about the lack of diversity in the field. There was an authentic desire to create understanding, and connection between the communities. All present committed to building relationships, and networks that will develop sustainable changes in the way Ballet looks in America. This full day Ballet Symposium will be an expansion of that conversation.
In addition to assessing the Ballet aesthetic, the symposium will delve into the importance of diversity in administration, faculty, and staff, hence members of the dance community (administrators, artistic, critics, dance professionals, dance writers, executive, program directors, school owners, and teachers, etc.) are encouraged to attend; all voices, experiences and perspectives are necessary. Participants are encouraged to engage and explore possible strategies for addressing challenges and promoting the most effective efforts that are central to the future development and growth of the Ballet world through continued dialogue and action steps.
When: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 9:00a.m - 6:00p.m.
Where: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2397 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059
Full Symposium Registration - $100
Artist Rate - $25
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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The mission of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is to re-imagine and diversify the aesthetics of contemporary dance by bringing together modern, classical, and African-American traditions in dance. In its uncompromising pursuit of excellence in performance, the development of new choreography, the training of dancers, and the creation of a diverse audience, the company seeks to demonstrate how art and beauty play a transformative role in society. Co-Founder/ Artistic Director: Kevin Iega Jeff; Co-Founder/ Associate Artistic Director: Gary Abbott; Website: http://www.deeplyrootedproductions.org