Martin Luther King Jr Day of Dance, 2021

Martin Luther King, Jr Day of Dance, 2022

The Connecticut Dance Alliance will be celebrating its MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF DANCE as a virtual panel discussion JANUARY 17, 2022 at noon.

The annual event honors the teachings and legacy of Dr. King as well as the abundant African American contributions to the world of dance. This year we celebrate the black dancers from communities around Connecticut who are trained in Afro-Caribbean, stilt walking, popping, Horton technique and capoeira. The event will also focuses on elements of collaboration, history and educating the participants on the experiences of people of color in the dance world.

We are thrilled to welcome the following artists … Peter Reynolds (Studio 860), Thulani Davis (Spectrum in Motion Dance Theater). Christine Kershaw (Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School), Stephen Hankey (Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, Island Reflections Dance Theatre Company) and Mellissa Craig (CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Judy Dworin Performance Project)