On the eve of Dancing While Black’s fifth anniversary season, founder Paloma McGregor and members of the DWB community reflect on the platform’s history and spark a dialogue about its future.
Dancing While Black was founded in 2012 to center Black voices in a field that marginalizes our work, particularly artists whose practices do not fit neatly into the reductive labels predetermined for Black bodies in dance. What power does this growing network of artists have in the current political climate? What practices might we contribute to or borrow from broader social justice movements? How are we visioning deepening our work together?