Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium Registration
This year’s themes are “Justice, Transformation, and Education”. Invited participants will reimagine the dance ecology with emphasis on advancing justice, civic engagement, and the whole dance worker, in the context of the global health crisis and social justice uprisings of 2020. Held this year as a fully digital experience on the Whova digital platform, the Symposium will include panel discussions, interactive workshops, networking sessions, a virtual expo hall and sponsorship opportunities. Short daily ‘Dance Breaks’ will be programmed with facilitators including DHQ (Dancehall Queen) Brat and Krishna Washburn. Sessions will include ASL interpretation and closed captions.
The Symposium is the only gathering of its kind for the dance community in the metropolitan New York City area. This will be an opportunity for the dance field to exchange ideas, expand networks, sharpen organizational practices, and deepen the inquiry around New York City’s legacy and trajectory of dance-making.
2021 Digital Symposium Sessions:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Keynote: A Reckoning of Power, Accountability and Gender Equity, moderated by Lauren Wingenroth, Editor in Chief, Dance Teacher and Dance Business Weekly, Senior Consulting Editor, Dance Magazine with speakers Lady Krow, Dancer and Visual Artist, Germaul Barnes, Choreographer, Director of Viewsic Dance, Curator of Contemporary Improvisation for Black Men, and Linda LaBeija, Artistic Activist, Transgender Advocate, Performance Poet.
Keynote: Streets, Dance Halls and Living Rooms: Social Dance in Form, Function and Practice moderated by Rodney Lopez, Principal, Rodney Eric Lopez Enterprises. Speakers include Michael Manswell, Choreographer and Teaching Artist, Something Positive, Inc., Nicole Macotsis, Dancer, Public Folklorist and Founder of Traditions in Motion, and Joti Singh, Artistic Director, Duniya Dance and Drum Company.
Keynote: Negotiations of Power in Commercial Cultural Practice moderated by Nelida Tirado, Artistic Director & Teacher of Nelida Tirado Flamenco. Each track will be accompanied by a thematic guide to be included in the program book curated by leading dance practitioners. These guides will feature essays, resource lists with related media, and reflection prompts providing deeper pathways to explore the Symposium topics. 2021 Thematic Guide Curators include Maura Donohue (Education) and Jonathan Gonzalez (Justice).
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Dance/NYC’s mission to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan New York City area. It embeds core values of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of its programs and operations.