Movement/Matters: A Celebratory Deep Dive Into Black Dance

November 21, 2020

November 27, 2020

12:30 AM To 12:00 AM

Online Event


Event Description

From the Soul Train line to the Ovahness Ball to Krumping at Black Lives Matter protests, Black Street and Club Dance in Los Angeles has allowed dancers to occupy space, create community, and flip the scripts ascribed to Black bodies in motion.

With special focuses on the role of dance in protest movements and the revolutionary depiction of Black identity on Soul Train, Movement/Matters is a day-long Digital Festival celebration of how L.A. dancers have found connection, care, power and potential on the dance floor and in the streets.

Co-curated by Tyree Boyd-Pates.

Movement/Matters will be released for Streaming in six installments beginning Saturday, November 21 at 10am.

  • 1970s – Soul Train
  • 1980s – Voguing
  • 1990s – Clowning
  • 2000s – Krumping
  • 2010 – Dance Activism
  • 2020 – Lula Washington Dance Theatre




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