May 4, 2021

Through dance, artists have brought to light untold issues and taboos, codified, developed and raised the profile of dance techniques from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and engaged with audiences and their communities in innovative ways. This conference seeks to highlight the impact that Black communities in particular have made to the international dance ecology.

Contributors include:

Chanon Judson (USA) – co-artistic director of Urban Bush Women and co-director of BOLD (Builders Organizers and Leaders through Dance), and choreographic director alongside Samantha Speis for UBW’s new evening-length work, “Hair and Other Stories,”

Greta Mendez (Trinidad /UK) – movement and theatre director, choreographer, performance art artist, drama coach, carnivalist and film maker. As a choreographer Greta has explored themes such as silence and sensuality, body politics and ageism, and shifting cultures.

Maya Taylor (USA) – choreographer and movement director based in Los Angeles and New Orleans. Maya’s work is visible in multiple creative and commercial domains, ranging from television and film to fashion and stage performance, whilst remaining unapologetic.

Marlène Myrtil (Martinique) – founder and choreographer of Cie Kaméléonite, Marlène uses somatic and therapeutic practices, introducing dance into hospitals and prisons, whilst her choreography exposes her profound view, poetry and political consideration of the Caribbean.

Wanjiru Kamuyu (Kenya/France) – founder of the WK Collective, Wanjiru’s creates immersive, visceral experiences through the medium of contemporary dance. Project-based works weave stories and express the universal experience.

Conference ticket includes:

  • Online access to all the presentations.
  • Digital Conference Pack
  • Access to perks of Serendipity Connect Insider Membership* (discounts, Vanguard magazine and archive access).
  • £25 Early Bird until 5 April 2021

£35 Conference Only Ticket After 5 April 2021

£70 Conference and A Year’s Subscription to Serendipity Connect Insider Membership

Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World? is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity. The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change.

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