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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.

Professor Bragin will be joined by guest discussant Dr. Kemi Adeyemi from the University of Washington Seattle.

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

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus roomUW1-220
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