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Wednesday, March 9, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm

59 Shepherd Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/dance/vdip #harvarddance
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Redesigning the Transactional Relationship Between Dance Artists and Presenters

Spring 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program (VDIP)

Co-presented by Harvard Dance Center and Theater, Dance & Media, in partnership with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

Co-directors of Wideman Davis Dance, Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis, will be joined by dance presenter and Executive Director of Alabama Dance Council, Rosemary Johnson, to discuss dance making in the southeast region of the United States and the radical relationship they have created to make, produce, and present work that amplifies Black bodies and imagination in contested spaces.

The conversation will be moderated by Laura Rodriguez (LROD), Lecturer and Interim Head of Dance, Theater, Dance & Media.

The event is co-presented by Harvard Dance Center and Theater, Dance & Media through the Visiting Dance Innovators Program (VDIP).


The Visiting Dance Innovators Program is funded by The Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities with additional support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard, and Theater, Dance & Media.

The Spring 2022 Visiting Dance Innovators Program engagements are in partnership with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Covid Safety Protocols

  • All participants must provide their HUID or proof of vaccination with ID at the door.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please stay home.
  • Face coverings are required to enter the building and must stay on throughout the event. Extra masks will be available if needed.
  • No food or drink may be brought in or consumed in the theater.


The SOCH Cinema at Hilles is wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are available. For questions around any other form of access to programming, please email dance@fas.harvard.edu.

Image Descriptions and photo credits

Tanya Wideman-Davis, Michela Pilar Brown, and Thaddeus Davis performing in Migratuse Ataraxia by Wideman Davis Dance. Set in an antebellum house with wood floors, in the foreground a woman sits in a wooden chair in a long dark blue gown with a black lace veil over her head, palms on thighs. A man in the center of the doorway in another room faces the camera, wearing a white long sleeve blouse and a vest, he is reaching over a table. A third figure stands framing the doorway in a mauve ruffled dress, a long gray veil over their head, a bowler hat, and white laced up boots. Photography by Elizabeth Johnson.

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