A platform for critical debate around the dance practices of the African Diaspora in the UK

 

HOTFOOT Magazine

 

HOTFOOT is One Dance UK’s bi-annual publication focusing on Dance of the African Diaspora (DAD) and provides a platform for critical debate around the dance practices of the African Diaspora in the UK.

Read the latest issue online here! 

African Heritage UK, Re:generations 2016, Birmingham, Photo by Foteini Christofilopoulou

African Heritage UK at Re:generations 4 – Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination, Birmingham, UK, 3-5 November 2016. Photo – © Foteini Christofilopoulou.

Coverage of DAD practice and research is limited in the mainstream and specialist dance press in the UK. Set up in 2003, HOTFOOT aims to redress this balance by providing a unique forum for discussion and critical debate specifically focused on these dance forms. Through performance reviews, interviews, feature articles and thought pieces, HOTFOOT aims to increase understanding of DAD, raise the level of critical debate surrounding these forms, profile artists and develop writers for the sector.

The range of dance forms covered includes traditional and contemporary Caribbean and African, and strong African influenced forms from the Americas such as capoeira, samba, jazz, tap, street and hip hop. Accessible articles cover issues ranging from artistic to practical, political, theoretical and historical. Artists are encouraged to make their voices heard by contributing articles about their own practices or through interviews.

Read previous issues of HOTFOOT in our DAD Resources.