Brenda Dixon Gottschild (LTA ’09) will give a keynote address, “Researching Performance: The Black Dancing Body as a Measure of Culture,” at ReGenerations, an international dance conference in London, UK, sponsored by the Association of Dance in the African Diaspora. The conference dates are November 5 – 6, 2010. She will then give a presentation on Joan Myers Brown and the black Philadelphia concert dance community at the University of Surrey on Monday, November 8, 2010.
November 5th-6th, 2010 at the London Metropolitan University RE:GENERATIONS is a conference where dance artists, writers, academics and audiences can explore current research in the field of ‘dance of the African Diaspora’ (sometimes referred to as ‘Black dance’ or ‘African Peoples’ Dance’). The event will also provide an opportunity to learn about diverse approaches to education and training in the field and to participate in shaping future practice.
Key-note speaker, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild (Professor emeritus at Temple University, Philadelphia) will set the scene for an exciting two days presentations, workshops and performances from UK and International artists. Hosted in the heart of London, this event promises to be a highlight on the city’s dance calendar in 2010. The conference partners are the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), London Metropolitan University, State of Emergency Ltd and IRIE! dance theatre.