The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) presents 30 Years Of Serving Black Dance, an anniversary season celebrating IABD’s role as the preeminent dance service organization and institutional voice for the Black Dance sector. We proudly honor the significant contributions, connections and influences that dance by people of African ancestry or origin have on the American and International cultural landscape.
Over the last three decades, IABD has championed Black Dance voices through performance presentations, educational programming, networking opportunities, and scholarly activities. We celebrate our foresight and resilience to enrich the dance sector with the narratives of Black experiences. Join us in recognizing our legacy, our connections, our influence from 1991 and into the future, for many years to come.
This anniversary season, 30 Years Of Serving Black Dance, sets us on a course of action and the activation of our entire mission. We recognize that the IABD network is one of our greatest assets, and it includes a wealth and matrix of institutions, individual creatives and thinkers.
IABD preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assists and increases opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring. And it is through our mission that we work collectively to affirm that our contributions will be revered, respected, and preserved in the consciousness and cultural institutions of all people.
Join us for our year-long celebration of the Association’s rich history and contributions to the Black Dance sector. Beginning January 6, IABD will bring you the artists and companies you love, historic works from the Black Dance canon, dance classes across a diversity of genres, rich conversations from scholars and academics within the community, and so much more.
Ticket prices range from $3 to $300. Your ticket, at any price level, includes access to all 30th Anniversary events throughout the entire year.
Please visit the 30th Anniversary website, www.iabdassociation.org/30years for more information and to purchase your ticket for all events.