Contemporary choreographers around the world reimagine oral traditions, which may or may not “belong” to them, as emotionally and politically potent dance works. What types of transformation become possible in these physicalized reinterpretations? Join an international panel of dancemakers as they explore how the global movement of narrative, people, and dance has shaped personal and national identities as well as the dancemakers’ respective bodies of work. This sharing of dance and ideas brings together Seeta Patel (Seeta Patel Dance, UK), Michael Keegan-Dolan (Teaċ Daṁsa, Ireland), Neil Ieremia (Black Grace, New Zealand), Roxane D’Orleans Juste (Limón Dance Company, USA), and Sameena Mitta (MeenMoves, USA), and will be moderated by Dr. Henry Daniel (Simon Fraser University & Full Performing Bodies, Canada).
Old Stories & New Choreographies: Migration of Tales, People, & Dance
May 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm