2016: Dancing the African Diaspora: Embodying the Afrofuture

CADD's second conference re-ignited the discourse on defining Black Dance on a global scale by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration.  Anchored by critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, the conference featured breakout sessions, movement workshops, film screenings, and a performance by Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion culminating their Duke residency.  

This three-day conference on Duke's East Campus centered African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic identity. The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion that captures the variety of topics, approaches, and methods that might constitute Black Dance Studies.


  • SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology in residence at Duke 
  • Humanities Writ Large @ Duke
  • the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance
  • John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
  • the Corporeality Working Group @ Duke; Duke Performances
  • the Duke Dance Program
  • the African and African American Studies Department at Duke