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Dancing Around Race – Choreographing Racial Equity 

Gerald Casel

Utilizing a decolonial approach and using tools from Dancing Around Race, a community engagement social practice that challenges systemic racial inequity, Gerald Casel offers a weeklong choreography workshop that reflects their ongoing research on race and racism in dance. Through candid conversations along with movement provocations and choreographic interventions, participants will be asked to explore their relationships to power, social position, and where and how they exist within systems and institutions of dance education, performance, and production. They will also be asked to share something about their dance training (and teachers), reflecting on the ancestral legacies they hold. Those who attend will also be encouraged to develop an embodied manifesto that aligns ongoing, lasting actions with values of equity and absolute belonging.