African-American Dance: Two Events
Throughout its history, African-American dance has evolved as a complex synthesis of aesthetic elements from different cultures and has been a major influence on America's social dance, popular entertainment, and concert dance.
Black on White on Black: The Africanist Presence in American Concert Dance
Thursday, April 25th, 1996 at 7:30pm
Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center
919 West Illinois Street, Urbana
Brenda Dixon Gottschild discusses historical performance genres as she traces the continuum of African-American influences upon American culture. Dr. Dixon Gottschild is the author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance: Dance and Other Contexts (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996)
Three Contemporary Visions
Saturday, April 27th, 1996 at 3:00pm
Colwell Playhouse Theatre
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Bebe Miller, Ralph Lemon, and Ronald K. Brown, three African-American dance artists known for their unique style and energy, come together for a panel discussion and performance of work that has earned them international renown.
Cosponsored by: Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Graduate College, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, The Council of Deans, The Center for Advanced Study, George A. Miller Endowment, George A. Miller Committee, Peggy Harris Memorial Fund, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Dance, Department of Theatre, African-American Cultural Program, Afro-American Studies and Research Program, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Lorado Taft Lecture Committee
Dance critic, historian, scholar, Department of Dance, Temple University