DIRECTORY OF CHOREOGRAPHERS
FOR BLACK DANCE COMPANIES
On January 10, 1995, Joan Myers Brown, Founder/Artistic Director of PHILADANCO! published the DIRECTORY OF CHOREOGRAPHERS FOR BLACK DANCE COMPANIES. 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." Well, it is still necessary 20 years later, to compile this information in a readily digestible form so that it can be made available to anyone who needs it.
This publication will provide, in a concise and comprehensive form, answers to the most frequently asked requests for information about black choreographers and choreography, although you will not find judgments about the quality of any choreographer's work.
Artistic Directors seeking to enrich their repertoires and choreographers pursuing new opportunities to display their work should find the directory helpful. Everyone in the dance community will benefit from having the information it contains at their fingertips, as well.
IABD is soliciting the biographical data appropriate for the directory from Black Choreographers. Please complete the Choreographers' Questionnaire and submit it electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Information submitted will be reviewed and verified before publication in the directory. A final deadline for publication will be set in October 2014. The directory is scheduled for release in January 2015 at the 27th Annual IABD Conference and Festival in Cleveland, OH.
The publication will be made to available to IABD Members at no cost. Others who may desire the information can pay a nominal fee for an electronic copy of the document.
It is with deepest appreciation that we thank you for your contribution to this very important publication.
With the Creator's Energy, humbly giving thanks...
Denise Saunders Thompson,
CLICK HERE for the Choreographers' Questionnaire
CLICK HERE for the Choreographers' Submission Letter
About The IABD Conference
In marking 23 years of serving the Black Dance field, the International Association of Blacks in Dance will host its 27th Annual Dance Conference in Cleveland, Ohio from January 21- 25, 2015. Join Dance professionals for this exciting event who represent the broadest gathering of Black Dance professionals in the US and Internationally, including executive directors, artistic directors, company managers, choreographers, artists, presenters, teachers, historians, agents, and so many others.
Over four days, participants will engage in invaluable professional and networking opportunities. Workshop and Panel Sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field's entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking for a vibrant future for dance. Performance showcases will also include Dance organizations from around the country and abroad.
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