To Share With Students
Okwui Okpokwasili in her Bronx Gothic. Photo by Izzy Zimmerman, courtesy Okpokwasili

Historically, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) artists have often been erased from dance history.

Whether conscious or unconscious, this omission has created a cycle of not acknowledging, writing about or remembering the work of BIPOC artists, which often means dance history curriculums are taught as if these BIPOC artists never existed.

Many dance educators attempt to diversify their curriculums by including artists like Alvin Ailey, Arthur Mitchell and José Limón, which is a good starting point. But it is by no means comprehensive.

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