SLIPPAGE presents 2021 Fall Series!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Duke Slippage 2021 Fall Series Poster

SLIPPAGE is proud to announce a Fall 2021 series of in-person events at the SLIPPAGE Lab in the Rubenstein Arts Center at 2020 Campus Drive, Durham on the Duke campus. All events will follow masking protocols in effect for the city of Durham.  These events celebrate a range of creativity with artists from Durham and beyond sharing their innovative performances. The series includes dance parties, film screenings, a live podcast, artist talks, and a music concert!


SLIPPAGE director Thomas F. DeFrantz says, “We are so excited to come together in the Fall of 2021 with in-person events and opportunities to share ideas. Our affiliate artists demonstrate care for Black lives and Black love and continue our tradition of exploring performance, culture and technology in its broad varieties.”


All events will be in the SLIPPAGE lab, Room 202, Rubenstein Arts Center.  All events are free and open to the public.  There will be capacity limits and masking protocols. For more information email:  

Dance Party

Friday, August 27 | 8-10pm


Music Performance: Kenneth Stewart: “It’s Always a Ways Away”

Saturday, August 28 | 8pm 


Film Screening: Leslie Cunningham: Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana

Sunday, August 29 | 3pm


Artist Residency Presentation: Melanie Greene: Sapphire Universe - back home

Friday, September 17 | 1pm


Dance Party

Friday, September 24 | 8-10 pm


Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Research Presentations: Dancing the African Diaspora: Justice Perspectives

Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown

Dr. John Perpener 

Saturday, October 2 |11am


Live Podcast: Catch That!: The Evolution of R&B

The R&B Representers (Lamont Stanfield & Alise Leslie)

Saturday October 9 | 8


SLIPPAGE Performances: The Talking Dance Series

Friday, October 29 |12pm & 7pm 

12pm - I am black [you have to be willing to not know] 

 7 pm - White Privilege


Dance Party

Friday October 29 | 8-10pm


SLIPPAGE Performances: The Talking Dance Series

Saturday, October 30 

12pm - I am black [you have to be willing to not know]

7 pm - White Privilege


SLIPPAGE Work in Progress: re-orientations

Friday, November 5 | 8 pm 

Saturday, November 6 | 8pm 


Artist Presentation: Santron Freeman: “Roots to Rising: A Feature Dancer with the Story of a Feature Film”

Monday, November 8 | 1 pm

Dance Party

Friday, November 26 | 8-10pm


Bass Project Showing: Visualizing Housing Inequality

Thursday, Dec 2 - Sat Dec 4

Thurs 7pm, Fri 12pm & 7pm, Sat 12pm & 7pm


These events are sponsored by SLIPPAGE, the Duke Dance Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke.