Dancing While Black

Dancing While Black

DANCING WHILE BLACK is an artist-led initiative that supports the diverse work of Black dance artists by cultivating platforms for process, performance, dialogue and documentation. We bring the voices of black dance artists from the periphery to the center, providing opportunities to self-determine the languages and lenses that define their work.

Dancing While Black operates at the intersection of aesthetics and organizing. Central to the work is building partnerships – with presenters, organizers, curators and artists. Since 2012, Dancing While Black has established ongoing partnerships with BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, NYU’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center, PURPOSE Productions, Urban Bush Women, and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

Our partnerships are rooted in a mutual commitment to equity and serving the needs and visions of artists. In a field that encourages individualism, our work prioritizes community building. We celebrate that there is a momentum building around shifting the dance landscape, and we are committed to help shepherd these efforts. Our commitment to equity requires our solidarity with others who are also doing the work.


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Reflections from the 2016-17 Dancing While Black Fellows

Dancing While Black Takes A Look Back to Move Forward

Reflections from the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellows

Reflections on the 2016 Dancing the African Diaspora Conference (3 of 3)

Reflections on the 2016 Dancing the African Diaspora Conference (2 of 3)

Reflections on the 2016 Dancing the African Diaspora Conference (1 of 3)

Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground comes to New Orleans

Meet the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellows

Dancing While Black receives funding from the Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA’s Engaging Dance Audiences


Upcoming Events

october, 2017

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Past Events

may 2017

13may6:00 pmDancing While Black: Epic Memory LabConceived and Led by Nia Love6:00 pm EST BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & DanceDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

april 2017

1apr8:00 pmDancing While Black: with fists, with handsFeaturing the work of the 2016-2017 Dancing While Black Fellows8:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

march 2017

31mar8:00 pmDancing While Black: with fists, with handsFeaturing the work of the 2016-2017 Dancing While Black Fellows8:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

february 2017

12feb2:00 pm- 4:00 pmwe (been) here: Public ForumHosted by The Skeleton Architecture2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts CenterDancing While Black:Dancing While BlackAngela's Pulse:Guest Appearance
11feb10:30 am- 4:00 pmwe (been) here: collective workshop offering for Black artistsHosted by The Skeleton Architecture10:30 am - 4:00 pm EST Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts CenterDancing While Black:Dancing While BlackAngela's Pulse:Guest Appearance
5feb2:30 pm- 4:00 pmDANCING WHILE BLACK: A Five year retrospectivepart of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange's Artist Services Day2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While BlackAngela's Pulse:Guest Appearance

may 2016

21may3:00 pm- 10:00 pmDancing While Black: Healing and Holding Our Selvespresented in partnership with BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance3:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & DanceDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

april 2016

16apr7:30 pmDancing While Black: On Fertile Ground (performance)presented in partnership with Junebug Productions and with support from Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans' Performance Support Program7:30 pm CST Contemporary Art Center New OrleansDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
15apr7:30 pmDancing While Black: On Fertile Ground (performance)presented in partnership with Junebug Productions and with support from Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans' Performance Support Program7:30 pm CST Contemporary Art Center New OrleansDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
11apr - 17All DayDancing While Black: On Fertile Grounda New Orleans partnership with Junebug Productions(All Day) EST Junebug Productions & Other New Orleans PartnersDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

march 2016

5mar8:00 pmDancing While Black: jumpin fencesfeaturing the work of the 2015-2016 Dancing While Black Fellows8:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
4mar8:00 pmDancing While Black: jumpin fencesfeaturing the work of the 2015-2016 Dancing While Black Fellows8:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

february 2016

27febAll DayDancing While Black: Master Classes for the Masses (New Orleans)part of Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground, a New Orleans partnership with Junebug Productions(All Day: saturday) CST Dancing GroundsDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
26feb7:30 pmDancing While Black: Under Constructionpart of Dancing While Black: On Fertile Ground, a New Orleans partnership with Junebug Productions7:30 pm CST Dancing GroundsDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
21feb - 26All DayDancing While Black: On Fertile Grounda New Orleans partnership with Junebug Productions(All Day) EST Junebug Productions & Other New Orleans PartnersDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
7feb11:00 am- 12:30 pmDANCING WHILE BLACK FELLOWSHIP ROUNDTABLEpart of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange's Artist Services Day11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

december 2015

10dec6:00 pmOpen Season 2015: Art + Conversation + Performance About women and girls in a culture of confinement6:00 pm EST National Black TheaterDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

may 2015

1mayAll DayDancing While Black: and then there was fire… Masculinities Re/bornfeaturing work by Brother(hood) Dance!, Raja Feather Kelly and Anthony Rosado(All Day: friday) EST BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & DanceDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

february 2015

15feb2:30 pm- 4:00 pmDancing While Black: Cultivating Communitypart of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange's Artist Services Day2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST BAX/Brooklyn Arts ExchangeDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

december 2014

10dec6:00 pmOPEN SEASONAn Evening of Art and Conversation about our Culture of Confinement6:00 pm EST Human Rights Project at The Urban Justice CenterDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

may 2014

30may - 31All DayDancing While Black: Collective(s) Actionfeaturing work by Brother(hood) Dance!, Raja Feather Kelly and Anthony Rosado(All Day) EST BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & DanceDancing While Black:Dancing While Black
3may5:00 pm- 7:00 pmDancing While Black + RE: PURPOSE5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST FiveMylesDancing While Black:Dancing While BlackBuilding A Better Fishtrap:Fishtrap Showing

february 2014

25feb7:00 pm- 9:00 pmArtist Talk | Dancing While Black: Collective(s) Action7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Hemispheric Institute of Performance & PoliticsDancing While Black:Dancing While Black

december 2013

5dec7:00 pm- 9:00 pmDancing While Black: In Our Own WordsAn Artist Discussion7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST NYU Department of Performance Studies, Studio Dancing While Black:Dancing While Black
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