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5th Anniversary ‘Dancing While Black’ Festival

5th Anniversary ‘Dancing While Black’ Festival


Angela's Pulse & BAAD!


Bronx Academy Of Arts And Dance


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 4:00pm



Angela's Pulse & BAAD!

Celebrate the voices of Black dance artists at Dancing While Black’s 5th anniversary festival. Presented by Angela’s Pulse and BAAD!, the three-day event will feature performances by Bronx youth, special guest artists and Dancing While Black fellows along with post-performance conversations, a special screening of Gabri Christa’s Another Building dance narrative series, long table discussion and dance party. Invited guests and curators include Arthur Aviles, Chanel DaSilva, Jason Samuel Smith and Donna Clark. Alethea Pace, J. Bouey, Jasmine Hearn, Kayla Hamilton, NIC Kay and Shelby Felton are among the featured DWB fellows.

  • May 3, 7pm: “Dance Futures” celebrates the Bronx community with a dance performance led by the AATT Academy.
  • May 4, 8pm: “Living Our Legacies” brings together current DWB fellows and tap master Jason Samuels Smith for a special performance showcase curated by Rashida Bumbray.
  • May 5, 4pm: “Looking Back, Visioning Forward" examines the greater scope of Black dance with a long table discussion curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa/EYA Projects, a screening of Gabri Christa’s Another Building dance narrative series and dance finale featuring DWB fellows and Donna Clark curated by Marýa Wethers. The evening will close with a dance party.


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