Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Mickey Davidson

Ms Mickey Davidson's performing experiences include affiliations with Diane McIntyre’s Sounds in Motion Dance Company, Norma Miller's Lindy Hoppers, Frankie Manning, Charles Cookie Cook, Savoy Swingers, Roots of Brazil, Okra Dance Co., Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Frank Owens, Bross Townsend, Ahmed Abdullah, Jeanne Lee, Oliver Lake and The Makanda Project. Mickey Davidson is primary choreographer for her own company, MICKEY D. & FRIENDS, a group of dancers and musicians that explore and perform the interlocking relationships between music and dance. From 1993- 2011, Davidson was director of Okra Dance Company, taking over the leadership from its' founding director, Phillip Bond. Ms Davidson was one of three choreographers for the European Tour of the Broadway production of "Black and Blue". Ms Davidson has enjoyed a collaborative relationship with poet/playwright Ms. Ntozake Shange, for over twenty years. For the 20th Anniversary Production of "For Colored Girls”, she won an Audelco Award for choreography under Ms Shanges’ direction. Mickey Davidson does numerous residencies for schools (PK-12th), community centers along with staff development workshops. Ms Davidson taught Jazz Dance and Tap as an Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for seventeen years.