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New dance publication putting a spotlight on Black women in dance

20 Jul 2021

Internationally connected social enterprise Serendipity has announced its twelfth publication focusing on dance from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora; Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World?

Black women have been at the heart of social justice movements and making positive change in their communities the world over and their impact to the international dance ecology is no different.  This publication features the contributions of dance practitioners, who through their own activism and artistry have brought to light untold issues and taboos, codified techniques, developed and raised the profile of dance from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and engaged with communities in innovative ways.

Contributors include Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Lizzy Cooper Davis, Chanon Judson, Wanjiru Kamuyu, Greta Mendez, Marlène Myrtil, Vivine Scarlett, Maya Taylor with an introduction by Anita Gonzalez and a preface by Pawlet Brookes.

Pawlet Brookes, Editor of Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World and CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity said:“For our latest publication we’re delighted to be centering the voices of Black women, as dance practitioners and as change makers and activists.  With contributors from across the world including, Canada, France, USA, UK, Kenya, Martinique and Trinidad it is a privilege to share their personal and professional stories that are inspiring, poignant and relevant now more than ever.”

Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World? is the eighteenth publication in total from Serendipity, putting communities and artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora centre stage. Itwill be released on 28 October 2021 and is available to pre order now at www.serendipity-uk.com/shop