Wolf Center – Virtual – Dancers’ Choices, Choreographers’ Choices
March 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia’s Premier Modern Dance Company
Dawn Marie Bazemore
Dance Artist; Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Rowan University
Jasmine E. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Deborah A. Thomas
R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral Candidate, Penn English
Lead dancers from Philadelphia’s premier modern dance company perform a piece that pays homage to the Yoruba deity Oshun, the protector, savior, and nurturer of humanity. Following this special performance, Dixon Li will moderate a conversation among the dancers and dance scholars Jasmine Johnson, Deborah Thomas, and Dawn Marie Bazemore, that touches upon the choice to dance, choreography and choice, and performance and choice.
Support for Dancers’ Choices, Choreographers’ Choices provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. Cosponsored by the Department of Africana Studies and the Center for Africana Studies.