Re:generations conference 2019



We are excited to announce the International One Dance UK Conference 2019, Re:generations – dance and the digital space, an international forum exploring how technology drives innovation in dance of the African Diaspora.

This event aims to bring the dance community together to stimulate critical debate, share current practice, research and innovation and encourage new perspectives for the future.

Hosted in partnership by One Dance UK, IRIE! dance theatre, Middlesex University, dance Immersion and The Lowry, the theme for Re:generations 2019 is ‘dance and the digital space’. We will explore the ways digital technologies can be used for artistic innovation and creative practise, unite global communities through online platforms whilst increasing the visibility of diverse work to mainstream audiences.

The conference provides an international platform connecting UK artists, practitioners and scholars with global leaders from Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, USA and beyond.

Across the three days there will be panel discussions, lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, workshops, academic paper presentations, performances, networking events and more!

The conference will provide bespoke programming for producers, new media practitioners and executive artistic leaders. A key event will be the launch of the report for One Dance UK’s ‘Dance of the African Diaspora Mapping Research’; presenting the current state and needs of the DAD workforce with a scope for future growth and development.

We have an app in addition the the conference: Attendify
Download Attendify to converse with other conference goers and see the programme. You can also Tweet from the app and communicate with guest speakers! We will send you push notifications throughout the weekend to remind of you of anything about the conference. Check your app store and download.

What to look forward to 

Hakeem Onibudo (UK) – Host of Re:generations
Amanda Spann (USA) – Keynote Speaker
Dr Thomas F. DeFrantz (USA) – Keynote Speaker
Dr Adesola Akinleye (UK)
Aminah Namakula (Uganda)
Bawren Tavaziva (UK)
Caroline Miller OBE (UK)
Central School of Speech and Drama (UK) – Kate Elswit, Harmony Bench & Takiyah Amin
Dickson Mbi (UK)
Dr ‘Funmi Adewole (UK)
Jasmyn Fyffe (Canada)
Joumana Mourad (UK)
Kevin Ormsby (Canada)
Kwesi Johnson (UK)
Lara Ratnaraja (UK)
Nike Jonah (UK)
The Motion Dance Collective (UK) – Omari Carter & James Williams
Thomas Presto (Norway)
Artistry Youth Dance (UK)
Axam Dance Theatre Experience (USA)
Ballet Creole (Canada)
Imani Jendai (UK)
Impact Youth (UK)
Juel D Lane (USA)
Movement Angol (UK)
Project X (UK)
Tribhangi Dance Theatre (South Africa)
2Faced Dance (UK)
Dawn Axam (USA)
Francis Angol (UK)
Heather Star Benson (UK/USA)
Juel D Lane (USA)
Kikora Franklin (USA)
Movema (UK)
Robert Solomon (Germany)
Thomas Presto (Norway)



Re:generations 2019 Partners