Black Diaspora: Beatrice Capote
Apr. 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Black Diaspora events are open to a Black- and Afro-Latinx-identified audience only.
Beatrice Capote will present her research on Black Cuban women and Afro-Cuban dances that contribute to decolonizing the act and acts of systemic racism, sexism, and discrimination.
About Beatrice Capote
Beatrice Capote is a Cuban American professional contemporary dancer/ choreographer/teacher. She trained at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and has performed for prestigious choreographers such as Matthew Rushing, Darrell Moultrie, Antonio Brown Dance, INSPIRIT, a dance company, The Wells Performance Project, Areytos Performance Works, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham.
She received her A.A from University of North Carolina School of the Arts and BA/ MFA from Montclair State University focusing on Afro-Cuban dance forms. Her choreography uses Contemporary and Afro-Cuban dance language to define her movement while highlighting Afro-Cuban narratives. She has developed solo choreographic works; Reyita, The Life of a Black Cuban Woman in the Twentieth Century, and her most recent Yemaya: Rebirthing to Existence.
She is an Associate Professor at Indiana University and is in her 7th season with Camille A. Brown and Dancers.
About Black Diaspora
Conceived by curator Eva Yaa Asantewaa during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter uprising, Black Diaspora launched its first activities in September 2020 as a Zoom-based peer support program serving up-and-coming, Black-identified dance and performance artists from various cultural backgrounds and aesthetic traditions.
With the support of Gibney, Black Diaspora has offered numerous peer group discussions, workshops led by notable guest artists, and conversations between artists. We celebrate the resourcefulness, accomplishments, and generous wisdom of Black creatives, educators, and activists.
Photo by Bernadeta Serafin.