January 10, 1995, Joan Myers Brown, Founder/Executive Artistic Director of PHILADANCO! published the Directory of Choreographers for Black Dance Companies. At the time, this one-of-a-kind publication was in response to the frequent question for information about “Black choreographers who work with Black dancers or predominantly Black dance companies." In the same spirit of this publication, IABD wants to hear from you and know who you are.
As the Association continues to grow and expand, part of IABD's vision is to bring visibility to its community. We can't think of a better way to maintain this awareness than to begin the enhancement of our existing dance directory. Help us to shift the narrative about the lack of Black choreographers, dance schools and studios. We know you exist.
WE ARE SEEKING BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS AND BLACK DANCE SCHOOLS/ STUDIOS FOR INCLUSION IN OUR DIRECTORY. Don't worry this is only the beginning, we will be conducting calls in other areas as well.
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