2013 Dance Forum

Friday, January 11, 2013, 9am-12pm
Hilton New York
New York, NY
FREE. Open to all.
Held in conjunction with APAP 2013, however, APAP registration is not required.

Attend the 2013 Dance Forum, presented by Dance/USA and APAP to explore the nation’s shifting demographics and its influence on dance presenters and artists. 

Moderated by Tammy Johnson, equity consultant of TMJ Abundance Consulting, Forum highlights include:
  • Research presentation by Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California on our nation’s shifting demographic trends and transitions in Amercica. 
  • Presentation by Urban Bush Women about their approach to equity in the field, including their partnership with the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (PISAB) on PISAB's Understanding & Undoing Racism workshop.
  • Arm chair discussion with several dance presenters about the movement artistry they are showcasing in response to, and as an investment in, their communities. Speakers will include Ken Foster of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eric Fliss of South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Renae Williams Niles of The Music Center, Janera Solomon of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and Ben Johnson of Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
  • Attendees will also hear from FOCUS, an International Platform that promotes US-based dance companies during APAP each year. Through performances, workshops, seminars, and networking events, FOCUS has become the largest gathering of dance professionals in the US.
APAP registration not required. Pre-registration not required; however, RSVP to secure your spot.

Dance/USA extends special thanks to Harlequin Floors for their generous support of the 2013 Dance Forum and 2013 Annual Conference.