Dancers' Choices, Choreographers' Choices

Mar 3, 2021 at -


Philadelphia's Premier Modern Dance Company

Dawn Marie Bazemore

Dance Artist; Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance, Rowan University

Jasmine E. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Deborah A. Thomas

R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology and Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography, University of Pennsylvania

Dixon Li

Doctoral Candidate, Penn English

Lead dancers from Philadelphia’s premier modern dance company perform a piece choreographed by Dawn Marie Bazemore that pays homage to the Yoruba deity Oshun, the protector, savior, and nurturer of humanity. Following this special performance, Dixon Li moderates a conversation among the Philadanco! dancers and dance scholars Jasmine Johnson, Deborah Thomas, and Dawn Marie Bazemore that touches upon choice in dance, choreography, and performance, as well as the imaginative and transormative possiblities of dance.


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