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BlackLight Summit Keynote Address: The Break, Double Dutch and Nina: Essential Tools for Field Navigation

March 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


How does one navigate a field with competing and often obscure roadmaps? How can we dig back, be present and innovate forward, all while being attuned to change; shape shifting as necessary? In this keynote address, Ronya-Lee Anderson guides a call-and-response style dialogue in which BlackLight Summit guests will investigate possible routes together.


This event is part of The Clarice’s BlackLight Summit. To interrogate this unique historical moment, the BlackLight Summit seeks to be a spark that ignites daring innovation and reveals the creativity within the dance ecosystem in America. The inaugural BlackLight Summit is a year-long dance initiative that investigates how time, people, possibility and hope can come together to examine legacy, citizenship and scholarship. The summit asks, through the practice of being socially responsible within the arts: How do we create traditions? How do we transform them into enduring legacies?

The peak of the BlackLight Summit is a virtual three-day convening that features roundtable conversations, movement labs and artistic presentations from BlackLight featured artists Micaela Taylor, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Candace Scarborough and Jamal Abrams. Our initiative aims to re-envision how dance can be a conduit to galvanize imagination, resilience, and inventiveness.

Register at go.umd.edu/blacklightsummit. For questions or assistance, contact blacklight-summit@umd.edu.


March 6, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm