SLIPPAGE 2021 Fall Series

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SLIPPAGE, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Director

Fall, 2021

SLIPPAGE is proud to announce a Fall 2021 series of in-person events at the SLIPPAGE Lab in the Rubenstein Arts Center at 2020 Campus Drive, Durham on the Duke campus. All events will follow masking protocols in effect for the city of Durham. These events celebrate a range of creativity with artists from Durham and beyond sharing their innovative performances. The series includes dance parties, film screenings, a live podcast, artist talks, and a music concert!

SLIPPAGE director Thomas F. DeFrantz says, “We are so excited to come together in the Fall of 2021 with in- person events and opportunities to share ideas. Our affiliate artists demonstrate care for Black lives and Black love and continue our tradition of exploring performance, culture and technology in its broad varieties.”

All events will be in the SLIPPAGE lab, Room 202, Rubenstein Arts Center. All events are free and open to the public. There will be capacity limits and masking protocols. For more information email:

Dance Party
Friday, August 27 | 8-10pm

Music Performance
Kenneth Stewart: “It’s Always a Ways Away” Saturday, August 28 | 8pm

Film Screening
Leslie Cunningham: Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana Sunday, August 29 | 3pm

Artist Residency Presentation
Melanie Greene: Sapphire Universe - back home Friday, September 17 | 1pm

Dance Party
Friday, September 24 | 8-10 pm

Collegium for African Diaspora Dance Research Presentations Dancing the African Diaspora: Justice Perspectives
Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown
Dr. John Perpener
Saturday, October 2 |11am

Live Podcast
Catch That! : The Evolution of R&B
The R&B Representers (Lamont Stanfield & Alise Leslie) Saturday October 9 | 8

SLIPPAGE Performances
The Talking Dance Series

Friday, October 29 |12pm & 7pm
12pm - I am black [you have to be willing to not know]
7 pm - White Privilege

Dance Party
Friday October 29 | 8-10pm

SLIPPAGE Performances
The Talking Dance Series

Saturday, October 30
12pm - I am black [you have to be willing to not know]
7 pm - White Privilege

SLIPPAGE Work in Progress re-orientations
Friday, November 5 | 8 pm Saturday, November 6 | 8pm

Artist Presentation
Santron Freeman: “Roots to Rising: A Feature Dancer With the Story of a Feature Film”
Monday, November 8 | 1 pm

Dance Party
Friday, November 26 | 8-10pm

Bass Project Showing: Visualizing Housing Inequality
Thursday, Dec 2 - Sat Dec 4
Thurs 7pm, Fri 12pm & 7pm, Sat 12pm & 7pm

These events are sponsored by SLIPPAGE, the Duke Dance Program, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts at Duke.