Identity and Choreographic Practice

Practitioners explore topics ranging from the challenges and triumphs faced by Black dancers when attempting to break the glass ceiling, a reflection on colonial pasts and new aesthetics, and a discussion of how the rich, diverse and complex heritage of the African and African Caribbean Diaspora has influenced contemporary dance.


“We cannot dismiss what our cultural heritage has given dancers as we continue to create and inform the next generation.  The keepers of our history in this field must insist that our contribution is included in the dialogue, or a vast cultural legacy will be lost.”

Joan Myers Brown


Francis Angol
Delia Barker
Sandie Bourne
Pawlet Brookes
nora chipaumire
David Hamilton
‘H’ Patten
Joan Myers Brown
Yinki Esi Graves
Terry Bright Kweku Ofosu
Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy
S Ama Wray


Cover Image
Photographer Ken Hermann/Getty Images


Publication Year: 2017
ISBN: (Paperback) 978-0-9926319-5-6
ISBN: (EPub) 978-1-9163965-5-5

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