Conferences

The Dance Program currently sponsors several academic conferences, including:

  • The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) is an egalitarian community of scholars and artists committed to exploring, promoting, and engaging African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity.  Through conferences, roundtables, publications and public events, we aim to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies. A diverse gathering of dance scholars and community members, The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance was conceptualized by its founding members and first convened in April 2012 as the African Diaspora Dance Research Group at Duke University.  
  • Across the Threshold: Creativity, Being & Healing interdisciplinary conference brings together scholars and practitioners from scientific, creative, and mystical disciplines to explore and share transformative paths leading to integration of mind, body and spirit. Acknowledging these complex interrelationships is a step towards empowered and enlightened healing of ourselves, our relationships, and our environment. We are physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual beings, and the interplay between all these parts of ourselves affects our quality of life moment-to-moment -- our ability to synthesize ideas and knowledge; to develop our intuition; to imagine and create; to heal. 

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) Conference: DANCE BLACK JOY: Global Affirmations and Defiance

The Dance Program and African & African American Studies (AAAS) will convene a series of events that underscore the reach of diasporic dance humanities in Spring 2018, February 16-18.

Duke students, faculty and staff:  FREE! CLICK TO HERE REGISTER 

CLICK TO VISIT THE CADD WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) third conference aims to carry forward enlivening discussions on the power and politics of global Black Dance by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration. DANCE BLACK JOY: Global Affirmations and Defiance seeks to center African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic possibility.