MillerComm Lecture Series

Social Justice and Just Causes

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022
Donald Byrd

Knight Auditorium
Spurlock Museum
600 South Gregory, Urbana

Event Description


What is the balance of the didactic, the authentic/personal, and the aesthetic in the creation of dance works during a time of racial reckoning and consciousness expansion?

Tony-nominated and Bessie Award-winning choreographer Donald Byrd will present some of his work and then join in a panel discussion with FAA Dean Kevin Hamilton, Latrelle Bright (Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre), and Cynthia Oliver (CAS Professor of Dance and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation—Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields.)

Strange Fruit will be performed on February 19, 2022 at 7:30pm, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Hosted by: Department of Dance

Cosponsored by: College of Fine & Applied Arts, Creative Writing Program, Department of African American Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, School of Art + Design, School of Music, Spurlock Museum, Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF)

Donald Byrd

George A. Miller Visiting Artist
Artistic Director, Spectrum Dance Theater