Black Diaspora: dani tirrell + David Rue

May 13, 2023, 10:00 am12:00 pm EDT



Black Diaspora events are open to a Black-and Afro-Latinx-identified audience only.

dani and guest David Rue will discuss what it is to continue to generate work as curators and presenters of art.

About dani tirrell

dani tirrell (Washington, DC) is a Black, Trans Spectrum, Queer movement artist originally from Inkster, MI. dani is the Artistic Director at Dance Place in our nation’s capital. dani worked in Seattle as a curator, movement guide, and moderator for 13 years before Dani’s move to DC.

About David Rue

David Rue is a dance artist and creative professional born in Liberia and raised in Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of individualized studies that combined Journalism, English,  holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, and currently works as an Events Specialist for The J. Paul Getty Trust. His work centers on conceptualizing and implementing large scale public programs that celebrate the voices of black and brown visual and performing artists using the lens of equity, excellence, and joy.  This work has existed within his institutional practice through organizations such as Seattle Art Museum and Friends of Waterfront Seattle as well as independent work commissioned by the Seattle Office Of Arts And Culture, The AIDS Memorial Pathway, and Bellwether Arts.

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 Courtesy of the artists