I Want To Be Ready: African-American Heritage In American Modern Dance

Discussion and Performance Sat 26 Sep 1998 The Joyce Theater at The New School
Admission free for New School Students, Faculty, and Staff. $37 for panel, brunch & performance; $15 panel & brunch only.
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In the U.S., modern dance has deep roots in the African-American culture. We present a discussion, illustrated by slides and video, of the role of Blacks in American dance past and present.

In its 28th season, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company performs a repertory that spans the history of modern dance, including some rarely seen classic works by African-American choreographers.

Joe Nash, archivist of Black dance
Ron Brown, choreographer
Jeraldyne Blunden, artistic director, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Carmen Delavallade, dancer, actress, and teacher

Related exhibition: For Jimmy, a Photographic Exhibition, from the collection of James Truitte.