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World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2017: Dancing from the Grassroots


  • St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada Newfoundland Canada (map)

"Across Canada and in many parts of the globe, grassroots dancing is ubiquitous and diverse. Dancing from the grassroots—as self-governed, amateur, participatory, community-based: local, translocal, and virtual—can be a public source of pleasure, inclusion, social networking, health and wellbeing, and intergenerational community building. Yet at differing times and places grassroots dancing has gone underground to avoid condemnation. This World Dance Alliance Global Summit turns its focus to Dancing from the Grassroots to explore the ways in which grassroots dancing also counters, resists, supports, and negotiates formations of power."

Earlier Event: July 22
Gibney Dance POP Series
Later Event: October 18
Zodiaque Dance Company performance