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Saturday, November 13, 2021 4pm to 5:30pm

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A Harvard Dance Center showing of Initiation– In Love Solidarity, a new work by choreographer and dance scholar Nailah Randall-Bellinger that includes a live performance iteration, the dance film screening, and a conversation with Nailah Randall-Bellinger and cinematographer Christina Belinsky, moderated by Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies Vincent Brown.

Initiation– In Love Solidarity, is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. A film component of the work was created at historic sites in New England related to the transatlantic slave trade and emancipation.

The work is an invitation to enter a dialogue on the journey of African diasporic people, as it connects to the whole of humanity, through reflection, reclamation, and regeneration, moving from trauma to resilience in love solidarity. The film and live performance will be presented in various formats alongside discussions this fall.

Learn more about the project and programmed events on campus!

Tickets are free but seats are limited. Please RSVP

In-person attendance to Dance Center showings will require proof of vaccination at the door, or for those exempt, a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of attendance. Masks are required for all. Please read the Harvard Dance Center's COVID-19 Protocols for Audiences.

Access provided:

This event features ASL, audio description, and captioning. 

ASL Interpreting: ASL interpreting will be provided for the entire event. 

Audio description: The featured film will include integrated audio description. Live audio description will also be provided for the live performance and conversation via a dial-by-phone conference call line. If you are using earbuds/headphones for your phone, you're encouraged to use an earbud in only one ear so you can still hear the music and speaking in the room. To access the audio description conference call line:


Dial by phone: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 935 4453 3420
International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/adVnuj3PqG

Closed Captioning: Remote CART captioning will be provided for those attending virtually.

Please email dance@fas.harvard.edu for any other accessibility needs, feedback, or conversations. 

Initiation– In Love Solidarity is a commission of the Harvard University Committee on the Arts and was made possible with the support of the Johnson-Kulukundis Family President’s Fund for Arts at Harvard University. Additional support from Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery.

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