The State of Things
11:57 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Duke Conference Dances Across The African Diaspora

Dancing the African Diaspora: Theories of Black Performance
Credit African-American Studies at Duke University /
Professor Thomas DeFrantz and choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar discuss their upcoming Duke Conference, Dancing The African Diaspora


For centuries, countless dances were born out of the disbursement of African people.  Dancing The African Diaspora, a new conference at Duke University, explores dances by people of African descent.

Conference organizer Thomas DeFrantz is a professor of dance and African-American studies at Duke University; and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is the founder and choreographer of the Urban Bush Women, a Brooklyn-based dance company. Host Frank Stasio talks with DeFrantz and Zollar about keeping the dances of the African diaspora alive across the globe.  

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