Meet the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellows

Meet the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellows

Meet the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellows

The Dancing While Black Fellowship brings together eight emerging Black choreographers who have invested in and supported the Dancing While Black community since the initiative began in 2012. These artists are looking to push their personal and artistic boundaries while interrogating the boundaries of dance. They will spend six months engaged in a collective developmental process that includes workshops with seasoned artists Onye Ozuzu, Jawole Zollar and Ishmael Houston-Jones. The fellowship culminates in a work-in-progress showing at BAX in March of 2016.

2015/2016 FELLOWS:

Brother(hood) Dance!
(Orlando Hunter and
Ricarrdo Valentine)
Jonathan Gonzalez
Marguerite Hemmings
Sydnie L. Mosley
Candace Thompson
Shamar Watt
nyx zierhut

Stay tuned to learn more about each of these choreographers and their work.


The Dancing While Black Fellowship is generously supported by the Surdna Foundation. The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States — communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.
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