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Wed, Jul 20


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Decolonizing Dance ft. Serena Spears

How do constructs of race, gender, and sexual identity intersect in overlapping systems of oppression in dance? How can we disrupt these systems and uplift diversity in our communities? What are the mirrors across dance genres that we can learn from? Questions & Sharing welcome.

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Decolonizing Dance ft. Serena Spears
Decolonizing Dance ft. Serena Spears

Time & Location

Jul 20, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Online Event

About the event

Serena Spears is a fusion dancer, performer, teacher, and choreographer from Brooklyn, NY. With three decades of dance experience and a diverse background in hip-hop, modern, African, and ballet as well as Afro-Latin and Middle Eastern dance forms, Serena focuses on creating seamlessly integrated and moving fusion that inspires people around the world.

Ana 'Masacote' Tinajero is an award-winning Afro-Latin dance artist and performing arts curator who loves engineering spaces for community connection and conversation through the arts. She has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries and is the founder of Dance to Power, an online Afro-Latin dance academy. Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for LGBTQ inclusivity and gender and racial equity in the arts. She holds a BS in Management Science from MIT. Recent awards include: 2022 MCC Artist Fellow, 2020/21 Kennedy Citizens Fellow, 2019 WBUR Artery 25.


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