3rd Biennial International Dance Conference


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KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Henry Daniel

Professor of Dance, Performance Studies and New Technology, scholar, performer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Full Performing Bodies, Daniel’s research concentrates on strengthening notions of Practice-as-Research (PaR), Arts-based-Research, and Research/Creation in Canada. He leads a group of artists and scholars who help define new parameters for excellence in these areas.

He has a professional background in dance, theatre, and new media with a career that started in his native Trinidad  & Tobago and continued in the USA, Germany, the UK, and Canada.
 



 

Dr. Halifu Osumare

Halifu Osumare has been involved with dance and black popular culture internationally for over forty years as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, administrator and scholar. She holds a M.A. in Dance Ethnology and a Ph.D. in American Studies. Dr. Osumare is Professor Emerita of African American & African Studies at University of California, Davis, and is the author of The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves (2007) and The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop (2012). Her memoir, Dancing in Blackness, published by the University Press of Florida, is published March 2018. As a dancer she is a former soloist with the Rod Rodgers Dance Company of New York City, and the Founding Artistic Director of CitiCentre Dance Theatre in Oakland, CA., formerly a key organization in what is now the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. She is a Certified Instructor in Katherine Dunham Technique, and the former Co-Director of the Institute for Dunham Technique Certification (IDTC). Her vision of social justice, like her late mentor Katherine Dunham, is the integration of the arts and the humanities to humanize all receptive souls.
Osumare shares the memories of an inimitable life in a new book published in February 2018, "Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir". A Memoir is a professional dancer's personal journey over four decades, across three continents and twenty-three countries, and through defining moments in the story of black dance in America.  In this memoir, Halifu Osumare reflects on what blackness and dance have meant to her life and international career
 

MIGUEL ÁNGEL ROSALES

Miguel Angel Rosales (born in Jerez de la Frontera, 1964) is a documentary film maker. He has two degrees in Anthropology and Engineering. His contact with cinema began at a very young age following his father across the South of Spain projecting films in local cinemas. Miguel Angel studied at the Conservatory of Music in Granada and later directed musical, theatrical and audiovisual projects in which he alternated rock and punk with experimental music. In 1997 he co-composed the music for Compañía Octubre Danza´s piece "La Piedad", (Best original music in X Certamen Coreográfico 1997).
In 2004 he began his first projects as a documentary film maker. At the same time he took part in several cinema workshops and courses most notably: Cinema and Anthropology at the University of Barcelona, Documentary and Fiction by Víctor Erice and Construction of the Documentary at EICTV San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba). Miguel Angel Rosales is based in Seville (Spain), and is currently developing his latest film project.
 

For further information on the Conference, please contact Conference Chair, Ms. Neri Torres at (246) 417-4776 or through email address neri.torres@cavehill.uwi.edu
The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination
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