COLLEGIUM FOR AFRICAN DIASPORA DANCE (CADD)
THIRD BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE
DANCE BLACK JOY: GLOBAL AFFIRMATIONS AND DEFIANCE
FEBRUARY 16 - 18, 2018 - DUKE UNIVERSITY - DURHAM NC
The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD) third conference aims to carry forward enlivening discussions on the power and politics of global Black Dance by bringing together scholars, practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders for three days of intellectual and artistic inspiration. DANCE BLACK JOY: Global Affirmations and Defiance seeks to center African diaspora dance as a resource and method of aesthetic possibility.
Anchored by critical dialogue and provocative research presentations, the conference will feature breakout sessions, movement workshops, film screenings, and a performance of CANE: a responsive environment dancework, conceived by Thomas F. DeFrantz and SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology in collaboration with Wideman/Davis Dance.
BRENDA DIXON GOTTSCHILD
American cultural historian, performer, choreographer, and anti-racist cultural worker
MELISSA BLANCO BORELLI
Scholar, dancer/performer, feminist cultural critic and writer
MARIANNA FRANCISCA MARTINS MONTEIRO
Brazilian dance and theatre scholar
TRIBUTE TO BABA CHARLES "CHUCK" DAVIS
CADD deems it appropriate to acknowledge contribution of the late Chuck Davis. Davis was a central presence at previous conferences and we along with dance communities all over world deeply feel Davis’ absence. To create energy around Davis’ mission to preserve, perpetuate, and extend African Diasporan dance traditions, our 2018 conference will devote intentional focus to his legacy through an extended processional and panel discussion offering an opportunity for artists who were close to Chuck Davis’ work to talk about his vision and openly strategize about ways to keep his work alive in concert performance, the academy, and community development.
Conference registration includes all conference presentations, performances, meals and intra-conference transportation.
The official conference hotel is the HILTON GARDEN INN DURHAM /UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER. Use code CADD to reserve your room at $129/night plus tax or use this link.
The Hilton Garden Inn is a 10-15 minute walk to Duke's East Campus. Shuttle service is provided in the morning to conference locations and back to the hotel after evening events.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION
The conference will primarily be held on Duke East Campus in the East Duke Building and the new Duke Arts Center across from the Nasher Museum of Art.
AIR TRAVEL: The closest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
GROUND TRAVEL: Below are local car services that offer airport transfers. We have no official arrangements with these companies:
Charlene's Safe Ride
Yellow Cab Durham RDU Taxi
PARKING: Most permit lots are available to visitors on Duke campuses after business hours and on weekends. Free parking is available off-campus in residential areas (please carefully check street signs).
Any transportation for participants to and from conference sites (including host hotel) will be arranged by the Conference.