Moving Dialogs, "Africa's Shifting Beat"

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The second series launches with Reggie Wilson offering a distinctive conversation and performative sharing of his extensive research into the legacies of African and African American culture.

Wilson (2012 Joyce Award winner and celebrated choreographer) together with his Fist & Heel Performance Group, blends contemporary dance with African traditions creating brilliant new performances from the rich spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora. Emerging choreographer and founder of locally-based Red Clay Dance, Vershawn Sanders Ward, joins this dialog along with guest moderator and scholar Dr. C. S'thembile West; who will guide audiences through an engaging exploration of cultural concerns and the use of dance as a global language. Curated by Baraka de Soleil.


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The United Church of Hyde Park

1448 E 53rd St (at Blackstone)
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1620