Slide Creating and producing
collaborative performance work and
cultivating collaborative communities
across generation and geography
Creating and producing collaborative performance work and cultivating collaborative communities across generation
and geography
Dancing While Black

An artist-­led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation
Dancing While Black

An artist-­led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation
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Dancing While Black Journal
An iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition
of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 95-year-old father

What do we take with us, leave behind & return to reclaim?
Building A Better Fishtrap An iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 95-year-old father
What do we take with us, leave behind
& return to reclaim?
Building A Better Fishtrap

Upcoming Events

june 2021

19jun3:00 pm4:00 pmREFRAME / REMNANT / RITUAL: Film PremiereFeaturing a new iteration of A'we deh ya3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST VIRTUALBuilding A Better Fishtrap:A'we deh ya,Fishtrap Showing

In the News

Reflections from the Community

Projects

Building a Better Fishtrap
Dancing While Black
Follow the Water Walks
Blood Dazzler
"This is a story about readjusting
This is a story about bringing someone along on your journey
This is a story about moving slowly, leading, watching all at once"
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​-Excerpt from Building A Better Fishtrap
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​Image Description: Paloma McGregor (red shirt with arms extended) and Oceana James (Black shirt, looking downward with left hand on her torso) in movement practice at Judson Church, December 2018
​📷 By Ian Douglas
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​#TBT
​#BuildingABetterFishtrap
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"Whether a skyscraper or a pebble, the black never leaves off--even while dancing--in the United States. And so we dance in spite of, in celebration of, bound by, with and through black."
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​-Maria Bauman
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​#DancingWhileBlackIs
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SAVE THE DATE!

DWB Fellow 2017 - 2021 NIC Kay, @okaynickay will facilitate a two-hour workshop that centers self-identified Black people who are interested in experimenting with movement in virtual space, whether to share with community or for each participant’s personal archive.
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Happening via Zoom. To register visit @thenewmuseum
​, or visit @okaynickay for detailed information and updates. 

​​Dancing for the Internet: A Workshop with NIC Kay
Saturday, August 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
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#DWBFellow #WhoIsDWB
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"Dancing While Black Is not a monolith of oneness, but individualization and grace"
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​-Dancing While Black Community Member
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​#DWB
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Tune into this weeks Black Dance Stories featuring Adia Whitaker, @adiawhitaker and DWB collaborator, Ni'Ja Whitson, @thenwaproject.

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#BDSFamily We wrap up our incredible May Line-up of #BlackDanceStories this week with Adia Tamar Whitaker & Ni'Ja Whitson on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00 PM ET! Visit the linktr.ee/blackdancestories link in bio to tune in!

Have you subscribed to the BDS YouTube channel yet?! Don't wait! Join the conversation by entering the YouTube Live Chat!

@blackdancestories 

#dwbcommunity 
#BlackDanceStories
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"Dancing while Black means being thankful and embodying the form in which God chose me to come into the earth; as a woman of color, moving and exploring sensibilities of my rich history and culture. It means moving my beautiful Black body, and the genes that formed it this way."
​-Laurie M. Taylor
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