Re:generations International Conference
Re:generations is a biennial academic and artistic conference which aims to share current practice and research in the field of dance of the African Diaspora (DAD); explore and stimulate further research, documentation and new approaches to education and training in the field; and encourage new perspectives on the future of African Peoples Dance (APD). The conference invites scholars, artists and dance practitioners from the Caribbean, Africa, the United States, Canada and the UK to share their research with other artists, practitioners, dance teachers, students and the general public.
The Re:generations Conference is the UK’s ONLY international platform dedicated to showcasing African influenced dance styles; such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro Caribbean, traditional and contemporary African and Caribbean, Afro-Latin, and African American Dance.
Check out footage from our 2016 conference Re:generations 4. Diasporic Dance – Legacies of Imagination
Taking place in Birmingham for the first time, the three-day event was developed with many partners including One Dance UK, ACE Dance and Music, IRIE! dance theatre, De Montfort University, dance Immersion, mac Birmingham and independent consultants Christy Adair and Judith Palmer.
The 2016 conference focused on heritage, legacies, histories, geographies, places and spaces of dance of the African Diaspora. Our international keynote speakers included Dr Anita Gonzalez from the USA, Peter Badejo OBE form Nigeria and Dr Hilary Carty from the UK.
We were pleased to welcome our UK-based and a record number of international contributors including speakers, artists, practitioners and delegates. Special thanks go to the Government of Québec, the Canadian High Commission and Canada Council for supporting our large Canadian cohort.
Our Re:generations 2016 Partners: