Re:generations 2010 Conference
The inaugural event in 2010 entitled ‘International Perspectives on Dance of the African Diaspora’ aimed to shape the future of dance from the African Diaspora. Re:generations 2010, attended by just over 300 delegates, included a mix of performers, choreographers and academics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.
‘Against the backdrop of a challenging time for the arts and cultural sector in the UK, Re:generations was a time to envision the international African People’s Dance community for the future. The event was truly intergenerational, and the immediate feedback was overwhelmingly positive. This event demonstrated that as a sector we have the creativity and adaptability to reinvent ourselves and to continue to challenge and inspire our society through dance.’Jeanette Bain-Burnett, Former Director of the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD)
Contributing Artists and Practitioners included: Adesola Akinleye, A’keitha Carey, Alesandra Seutin, Bawren Tavaziva, Beverley Glean, Brenda Dixon – Gottschild (Keynote address), Carla Trim-Vamben, Chris Walker, Christy Adair, Connecting Vibes, Deborah Baddoo, Diane Mitchell, Francis Angol, ‘Funmi Adewole, H Patten, Harriet Macauley, IRIE! dance theatre, Jane Carr, Jenny Williams, Dr. Kariamu Welsh-Asante, Kathy Milazzo, Khadija Johnson, Lisa Nkrumah, Orishayomi Collective, Ramsay Burt, Rosie Lehan, Sandie-Mae Bourne, Dr. Sarahleigh Castelyn, Sheron Wray, Simone Foster, Thomas Presto, Vicki Igbokwe, Wanjiku Nyachae
Re:generations 2010 Conference Partners