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Black Power of Hip Hop Dance: On Kin-ethic Politics - Research Colloquium
WhenTuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

No RSVP required. Free and open to the public.
Black Power of Hip Hop Dance: On Kin-ethic Politics

Naomi Bragin

Soul Train's 1971 syndicated premiere screened the collective performance of improvised dance aesthetics among Black youth. Positioning the landmark popular music and dance show against a backdrop of state terror to dismantle Black radical movements, I ask: how do Soul Train's dance celebrations perform the violence and value of Black sociality? This talk poses a wider challenge to the idea of Hip Hop dance, building a framework of kinethic politics--a sense-ability of kinship in movement that refuses bourgeois humanist notions of property, privacy, authorship and possessive individualism.

This presentation is part of  IAS' 3 talk series Research Colloqium. For more information please click HERE>>

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus roomUW1-280 (Rose Room)
Event typesAcademics…
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