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Inside the Dancers' Studio

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • The Dance Lab
  • 1392 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
  • Atlanta , Georgia, University

Inside the Dancers' Studio brings audiences and artists together to dissect unique creative practices, scholarship, and leading strategies in the field of dance.  

Join our panelists as they discuss intersections of documenting, archiving, creative practice, and identity. This topic speaks to issues of agency and empowerment in claiming, telling, and transmitting our cultural narratives. This conversation is particularly relevant to the broader dance community as we ask questions about the role of arts and culture in social change.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Curated by Dr. Julie B. Johnson and presented by Spelman College Department of Dance Performance and Choreography.

Featured Speakers

Takiyah Nur AminDr. Takiyah Nur Amin (Davidson College, Africana Studies Department) is a dance scholar, educator and consultant. Her research focuses on 20th century American concert dance, African diaspora dance performance and aesthetics and pedagogical issues in dance studies.

Holly SmithHolly A. Smith is the College Archivist at Spelman. She is passionate about preserving stories of
historically underrepresented communities. She received her B.A. in History and Black Studies
from William and Mary, an M.A. in History from Yale, and an M.S. in Library Science from
Simmons College.

Charmaine MinniefieldCharmaine Minniefield ritually explores the mysterious power of women, the tradition of ancestral
veneration and the reclaiming of lost narratives, past and present. Her most recent site-specific
installations, leverage digital mixed media and projection mapping to reclaimed and retell those
stories lost to time, gentrification and erasure.

About Our Dance Lab

This space consists of two dance studios where we hold classes for our enrolled students, exhibit work by AUC, West End and West View artists, and host performances, workshops, lectures, master classes, and community dialogues. Please note that we ask our guests to remove their shoes in the space while enjoying our events. So wear your cute, chic, or whimsical socks!

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