To tap is to talk

My favorite move to do in dance is a time step. I love how fun and clear it sounds. I then began to wonder about other black women tappers who came before me. I was to to look into Dianne Walker. Dianne Walker aka "Lady Di" is an amazing tap dancer. In a YouTube clip … Continue reading To tap is to talk

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Photoshop Project

This semester we revisited photoshop. I made this collage of Black dance influences that I have encountered so far this semester. I am doing research on Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Bebe Miller, and Blondell Cummings. I have also been able to see Renegade performance group, Ailey II, and Dance Theater of Harlem. This semester has … Continue reading Photoshop Project

Untamed Space

Untamed Space by André M. Zachery was a wonderful celebration of black performance. Zachary’s work is strongly influenced by the theory of Afrofuturism. Soyica Diggs Colbert’s chapter “Black Movements: Flying Africans in Spaceships” clearly intertwines with Zachery’s work. She states, “The category of black movement brings together studies of migration and performance in order to … Continue reading Untamed Space

Black Performance Theory Summary

Black Performance Theory, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzales, examines the intersection of Blackness and performance ideologies (2014). This anthology allows for various authors, performers, and creative researchers to add their voice to the progressive conversation. The concept of Blackness is fluid and difficult to define, however, throughout the anthology, it is apparent … Continue reading Black Performance Theory Summary