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This event is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise in partnership with the Department of Dance. Interviewer: Nadine George-Graves. Panelist: Dianne McIntyre, BFA, Dance '69; Choreographer, Dancer, and Dance-Driven Dramatist & Abby Zbikowski, MFA, Dance '12; Founder and Artistic Director, Abby Z and the New Utility
Dr. Nadine George-Graves - Wednesday, April 20, 2022
The Slow Drag: or, How I Got Through The Trump Years By Watching Black Dance
The slow drag is a dance for when you just can't dance anymore, but you also can't go home. It is for the people ... Black people ... poor Black people. It is the dance of low-down/down-low jukes where polite society lose interest. This discussion is a microhistory, an autoethnography, and a critical analysis of the potential work of dance in society and culture during an important historical moment. Pausing at this moment allows us to ask how the political landscape challenges us to experience, analyze and create work differently.
Moderating an interview with dancer, choreographer, writer, and MacArthur Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili. Titled Slow Down and Walk, Okpokwasili shares thoughts on the inspiration for her work and craft. This interview was presented by 50WomenAtYale150.