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Chew On This with Dr. Osumare
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 02:00pm - 03:30pm
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Chew On This
"Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir"
Reading by Dr. Halifu Osumare
Tuesday, 4/24/18
2P-3:30P
Kaufman 200
Free and Open to the Public
Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir

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Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir is a professional female dancer’s personal journey over four decades, across three continents and 23 countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America. In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career. Osumare explores her personal dance career since the late 60s, capturing much of the revolutionary 60s, the transformative 70s, the Reagonomics 80s, and the 90s transition into the new millennium. I cover dancing in Europe, Africa, New York with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company, and in Oakland with my seminal development of the dance institution that has morphed into today's Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Dancing in Blackness, A Memoir is a chronicle of dance, culture, and race in a crucial time in the U.S. when "difference" has become so central again, and how dance is used to show the rich Africanist tradition, while bringing all peoples together.
Location Kaufman 200
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