This event is public, and is open for all vaccinated people to attend. Dancing Around Race – a longtable conversation will be held indoors at TWDCC and masked.
Dancing Around Race is a community-engaged participatory process that creates an opportunity for people from various dance/art/performance communities to discuss issues around systemic racism, power, and equity. Modeled after the longtable discussion as devised by visual artist Lois Weaver and facilitated by Gerald Casel, participants are invited to join in a candid conversation that acknowledges and challenges the role race plays in dance performance, production, and education. We ask: “What does it look/feel like to have racial equity in dance? How can we collectively confront racial capitalism, heteropatriarchy, white body supremacy, and settler colonial logics in dance? What does the future look like and how do we get there?”