CADD's second conference aimed to re-ignite the discourse on defining Black Dance on a global scale by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration. Anchored by critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, the conference featured breakout sessions, movement workshops, film screenings, and a performance by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion culminating their Duke residency.
This three-day conference on Duke's East Campus sought to center African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies.
CADD 2016 Program Booklet
KYLE ABRAHAM/ ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION
JOHN PERPENER III
Dr. Charles "Baba Chuck" Davis, founder and artistic director, the African American Dance Ensemble.
Valerie Ashby, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University.
Mark Anthony Neal is Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke University.
niv Acosta's current project DISCOTROPIC (2015) explores the relationship between science fiction, disco, astrophysics, and the black American experience.
SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology in residence at Duke; Humanities Writ Large @ Duke; the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance; John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute; the Corporeality Working Group @ Duke; Duke Performances; the Duke Dance Program; and the African and African American Studies Department at Duke.