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African DANCE DIASPORA: A Symposium on Embodied Knowledge

Friday, March 25th, 2011: 3-9pm Saturday, March 26th, 2011: 9:30am-10pm; with a dance celebration of Afro-diasporic culture by Uhuru Afrika, 10 pm-1am.  Sunday, March 27th, 2011: 10am-1:30pm  All events will take place at:Lowell Lecture Hall, Harvard University7 Kirkland St. (enter on Oxford St.), Cambridge, MA 02138 Uhuru Afrika Dance Celebration will be at:Cambridge Queen’s HeadHarvard University 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free and open to the public. 

African DANCE DIASPORA is a symposium that will gather nationally and internationally recognized scholars, dancers, and musicians to perform and discuss embodied knowledge in the context of the African Diaspora, where embodied knowledge and bodily practice figure powerfully in human life ways, social organization, and systems of belief. 

Participants include: Ronald. K. Brown (Evidence Dance Company), Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Urban Bushwomen), Zab Maboungou (Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata), Cynthia Oliver (COco. Dance Theatre), Elizabeth McAlister, Lovely Nicolas, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Alla Kovgan, Robb Moss, Joan Frosch, Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Yvonne Daniel, Nadine George Graves, John C. McCall, Carrie Noland, Corinna Campbell, Katherine Hagedorn, Carla Martin, Ingrid Monson, Patty Tang, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Esailama Diouf, Habib Iddrisu, Mecca Zabriskie, Sharon Kivenko, Susan Manning, Lacina Coulibaly, Sidi Mohammed “Joh” Camara, Deborah Foster, DeAma Battle, Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, Emily Coates, and Grete Viddal. For more information go here

 Registration for dance workshops is required. Please contact Sharon Kivenko at:


With support from:

Dean of the Arts and Humanities, Office for the Arts, Department of African and American Studies, Folklore and Mythology Program, Music Department, Office of the Provost, Humanities Center, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Sensory Ethnography Lab, Film Studies Center, and the Anthropology Department.

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