Review in The Tennessee Tribune

Posted in Uncategorized on January 26, 2012 by bdixongottschild

A clip from Kam Williams’ review of the book in The Tennessee Tribune.

Front Cover of Philadelphia Gay News

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2012 by bdixongottschild

Last week, Brenda had the honor of speaking with Joan Myers Brown at Moonstone Arts Center during a book event hosted by  The Brothers Network.

The event made it to the front page of this week’s issue of the Philadelphia Gay News. See it here.

Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina – Philadelphia Inquirer Review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2012 by bdixongottschild

Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina was reviewed in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the review here.

Kam Williams Reviews Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2012 by bdixongottschild

Kam Williams reviews Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina today. Read his review.

JB and Brenda at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2012 by bdixongottschild

Last night, Joan Myers Brown (“JB”) and Brenda spoke at the African American Museum in Philadelphia about the book. Thank you to Al B. For for the wonderful pictures. Click here to see more. And thank you to all who came out and asked such engaging and interesting questions.

Brenda & Joan Myers Brown on WHYY Newsworks

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2012 by bdixongottschild

Peter Crimmins, Arts & Culture reporter for WHYY (Philadelphia’s NPR station), spoke with Brenda and Joan Myers Brown about the book. Listen here: Newsworks.

Today is the Day!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2012 by bdixongottschild

The book is out. Order your copy now.

A Video about Joan and the Book — Enjoy!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2011 by bdixongottschild

Middlebury College

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2011 by bdixongottschild

Brenda is just back from a stay at Middlebury College, where she presented “The Black Dancing Body, a Measure of Culture,” met with students, and signed books. She gives special thanks to Christal Brown (pictured), guest teacher-in-residence at Middlebury; Andy Wentink, special collections curator and teacher; and Penny Campbell, teacher, choreographer, and Chair of Dance, for their gracious invitation and welcoming spirit.

Rex Nettleford Arts Conference

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2011 by bdixongottschild

Brenda just returned from the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, in Kingston, Jamaica, where she delivered the keynote speech. The theme of this inaugural event — “The Arts: Catalyst for Caribbean Development.”  Below are some pictures.

Brenda delivers the keynote speech.

Brenda with (l to r) Cheryl Ryman; Nicholeen Degrasse Johnson, Director of the School of Dance Edna Manley College; Keino Senior conference co-chair and Senior Lecturer

Sophia McKain, a former Edna Manley College student, with Brenda

Brenda with Carol Hamilton Vice Principal and Conference co-chair Edna Manley College; Barbara Requa; and Cheryl Ryman