Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice

“Black expression or technique on a Black person is often viewed as merely an expression of nature (innate ability) and would first be framed as Technique, as an expression of discipline, work and intelligence, if displayed on a white body.  This continues a structural gap in funding, investment, perceived value and continued commodification as opposed to the validation of cultural significance for the Black ‘body’ and the multiple art forms in which this particular experience is manifested.”

Thomas Talawa Prestø


Pawlet Brookes
Ronald K Brown
Thomas F De Frantz
Gladys M Francis
Chester Morrison
Thomas Talawa Presto
Alesandra Seutin


Cover Image
Valeriane Louisy Louis-Joseph in Four Corners. Ronald K Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company.  Photographer Stuart Hollis.


Publication Year: 2019
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-0-9926319-9-4
ISBN: (EPub) 978-1-9163965-8-6

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