Community Conversations: The African Diaspora in Dance


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Lincoln Theatre

769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203

(614) 384-5640

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African-Americans have used dance to tell their story, assert their identity, and express their unique creativity. Folk dance, popular dance crazes, and the high arts have all been unquestionably influenced by our genetic muscle memory of African movement. Facilitated by a local panel of speakers, this Community Conversations event will explore “Katherine Dunham to Misty Copeland – The African Diaspora in Dance.” The panel will include China White, former ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem, and members of Thiossane West African Dance Institute.

The Lincoln Theatre Association Community Conversation “Katherine Dunham to Misty Copeland – The African Diaspora in Dance” will be held at the Lincoln Theatre Cardinal Health Ballroom (769 E. Long St.) on Thursday, March 28. Doors open at 5:30pm. The program will begin at 6pm. Admission is free.