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


HOTFOOT Magazine

HOTFOOT is One Dance UK’s biannual 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. The Autumn 2021 edition celebrates the magazine’s 20th anniversary in a special edition.


Today the magazine content is guided by the HOTFOOT Editorial Focus Group, highly experienced dance sector professionals with a special focus on diverse dance styles.

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

African Heritage UK at Re:generations International Conference, Birmingham – © Foteini Christofilopoulou

The Editorial Focus Group members are

  • Dr ‘Funmi Adewole
  • Dr Sarahleigh Castelyn
  • Dr Rosa Cisneros
  • Alison Ray MA

Coverage of DAD practice and research is limited in the mainstream and specialist dance press in the UK. Set up in 2001, 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.

This edition of HOTFOOT takes the theme “Paving the Way”, providing a snapshot of discussions, discussants and happenings in the dance of the African Diaspora sector. We pinpoint where thinking in the sector is going, and who is starting to do what and where. We hope the stories will lead you to contact people, keep conversations going, research ideas and plan your own projects.

Read recent issues of HOTFOOT for free on the hosting platform Issuu, or view archive issues in our DAD Resources.