International Association of Blacks in Dance Annual Conference, 2014

This year’s conference, in Dallas TX, was hosted by the Dallas Black Dance Theater. With panels, roundtables, workshops, classes, and performances, the IABD event is always a deeply moving convocation–literally and metaphorically.  From the midnight African dance class  and evening concerts to the Sunday morning breakfast featuring liturgical dance by  students from special arts high schools, we came together once again to shore up our forces and reaffirm and celebrate our gorgeous dance heritage. Honored this year were Ann Williams, retiring founder/director of Dallas Black Dance Theater ; choreographer/master teacher Milton Myers; and Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of the newly configured Dance Theater of Harlem.

Students from the Cleveland School of the Arts before performing Sunday Morning

Students from the Cleveland School of the Arts before performing Sunday Morning

IABD Board members, with Milton Myers and Virginia Johnson, center l. & r.
IABD Board members, with Milton Myers and Virginia Johnson, center l. & r.

 

l. to r.: Judith Palmer, Chair of the board of the  London based Association of Dance of the African Diaspora; yours truly; and Mercy Nabirye, Director of ADAD. Internationals in the house!

l. to r.: Judith Palmer, Chair of the board of the London based Association of Dance of the African Diaspora; yours truly; and Mercy Nabirye, Director of ADAD. Internationals in the house!

l. to r.: the venerable Ann Williams, acknowledged by IABD founder and  Board member Joan Myers Brown; and Denise Saunders Thompson, IABD Chair

l. to r.: the venerable Ann Williams, acknowledged by IABD founder and Board member Joan Myers Brown; and Denise Saunders Thompson, IABD Chair

l.tor. Cleo Parker Robinson, founder/director of  her eponymous Denver-based company; yours truly; and Lula Washington, founder/director of her eponymous company based in Los Angeles

l.tor. Cleo Parker Robinson, founder/director of her eponymous Denver-based company; yours truly; and Lula Washington, founder/director of her eponymous company based in Los Angeles

 

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2 Responses to “International Association of Blacks in Dance Annual Conference, 2014”

  1. Un important merci à l’administrateur du site

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