Re:generations 4. Diasporic Dance: Legacies of Imagination
3-5 November 2016
mac Birmingham, UK
Don’t miss a great opportunity to network, dialogue, see work and experience artistic diversity in an environment where you can expand your knowledge around dance. Re:generations is a UK-based academic and artistic conference dedicated to shared practice, research and international perspectives in the field of Dance of the African Diaspora. The conference is being supported by a number of UK and international partners which includes: One Dance UK, IRIE! dance theatre, De Montfort University, ACE Dance and Music, dance Immersion and independent consultants. Events include key note speeches, workshops, showcase performances, debates, panels, academic paper presentations and digital presentations from the UK, Canada, USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa. Meet the artists from Canada set to join us in November.
Join us for our exciting Mixed Bill performances showcasing an leading international lineup of artists. Click here for info.
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2016 Conference Themes
The conference sessions and performances will address the theme of Diasporic dance: Legacies of Imagination. By offering opportunities to reflect on the heritage, legacies, histories, geographies, places and spaces of dance of the African Diaspora, the conference aims both to celebrate the achievements of elders and foster the talent of a new generation of dance practitioners and of new dance scholars.
Delegates can expect to explore the following sub themes:
- Youth dance work, training, and inter-generational dialogues.
- Heritage and Digital Art.
- Women and the dance profession, i.e. diasporic or street dance forms.
- Health and Well-being.
- New approaches to creating histories of Breaking, street, old school and other popular and social forms, the development of African Peoples Dance, histories of interactions between African, Caribbean, and Western contemporary dance.
- International dialogues – with the African Continent, with the Caribbean, with other European countries, with USA and Canada.