News: The Next Generation - Mapping New Futures

Tuesday 16 October 2012 by Sarah Kearney

Re:Generations 2012. The Next Generation - Mapping New Futures. ADAD

Re:Generations 2012 is a three day conference hosted at The Place from 1-3 November. The conference will include talks, film screenings, workshops and performances by contributors from the Caribbean, the UK and the U.S.A.

This year’s conference, The Next Generation – Mapping New Futures, will explore how young people and emerging artists engage with African-influenced dance. Re:Generations is the UK’s largest gathering of dance artists, researchers, choreographers, teachers and students intending to shape future practice in dance from Africa and its Diaspora.

This year’s featured international guests are Germaine Acogny, ‘the mother of contemporary African dance’ and founder of L’école des Sables, Senegal; Kariamu Welsh-Asante, Professor of Dance at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; and Chris Walker, dancer and choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Assistant Professor of Dance/ Artistic Director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble at University of Wisconin-Madison, USA.

Performances will be held on 1 & 2 November at The Place featuring curtain raisers from Phoenix Dance Theatre and ACE Youth Dance before Connecting Vibes, Kariamu & Company and performance of Chris Walker’s Urban Fissure by UK-based young emerging artists.
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Re:Generations 2012 is presented by the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) in partnership with IRIE! dance theatre, State of Emergency Productions and London Metropolitan University.

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