Symposium

Pioneering Visions for Access and Equity in Dance Education

About the Event

Virtual Symposium: Pioneering Visions for Access and Equity in Dance Education

Forging a path for the future, the inaugural Arnhold Institute symposium looks to seminal, Black histories that, though they have largely been ignored, have shaped the field of dance and dance education at T.C. and beyond. Four guest scholars will present research examining 100 years of history and celebrate two significant pioneers of color who laid the groundwork for access and equity in the then-nascent field:

Charles H. Williams (1886-1978) & Beryl McBurnie, La Belle Rosette (1913-2000)

 

The Symposium was originally broadcast internationally on April 8th, 2021. The full asynchronous recording of the symposium can be watched or you can jump to various sections. 

Speakers

  • John Perpener III, Ph.D. - African American Dancers and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Mary Ann Laverty, Ph.D. - Charles H Williams and the Hampton Institute Creative Dance Group
  • Judy Raymond - Beryl McBurnie's Dance of Discovery
  • Ojeya Cruz Banks, Ph.D. - Revisioning Dance through Black/African/Indigenous Perspectives

Arnhold Institute Symposium: Pioneering Visions for Access & Equity in Dance Education (Entire Program)

Symposium Welcome & Introduction

John Perpener III: African American Dancers and the Harlem Renaissance

Judy Raymond: Beryl McBurnie's Dance of Discovery

Mary Ann Laverty: Charles H. Williams and the Hampton Institute Creative Dance Group

Ojeya Cruz Banks: Revisioning Dance through Black African Indigenous Perspectives

Closing Remarks and Credits

Historical Dance Reconstruction: Works by the Hampton Institute Creative Dance Group (1934-1937)

Resources

Symposium Program

Learn more about the symposium by downloading a program with speakers bios, photos and more!

SYMPOSIUM BOOKSTORE

Judy Raymond

Beryl McBurne

John Perpener

African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Mary Ann Laverty

Finding a Way Out

Harlem 100

This event is co-sponsored by "Creating a Better World: Teachers College Celebrates Harlem Renaissance 100" 

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Barbara Bashaw, Executive Director
David Sadowsky, Assistant Director

arnhold-institute@tc.columbia.edu
212-678-3705

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