Panel: Black Dance Artists on Masculinity - Gibney
Week of August 10, 2020
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Panel: Black Dance Artists on Masculinity

Five Black Men's Headshots side by side.

In this panel, Black dance artists examine how the dancing body can perform conventional or expanded ideas about masculinity and masculine energy. What has dance—and the stark, binary roles present in many dance forms—taught us about being men…and, in particular, Black men?

Moderator: J. Bouey
Panelists: Du’Bois A’Keen, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Orlando Hunter, Jr., Ricarrdo Valentine

Photos (left to right): Orlando Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine by Kiritin Beyer; Thomas F. DeFrantz by Brian Mullins; J. Bouey by Alexander Diaz; Du’Bois A’Keen by Fausto Nuñez. 

To watch the recording of this panel click here.

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Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

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