At its most authentic roots, jazz dance and music have always intentionally existed and evolved together. Yet, institutionalized educational programs intentionally fail to honor this history. What is lost – from both a cultural and a pedagogical perspective – when we dismiss the imperative of the dance-music connection? This panel imagines a jazz education future which lifts up both dance and music equally, and offers tools and strategies to begin moving in that direction.
Junious “House” Brickhouse, panelist, choreographer and educator; founding Executive Director of Urban Artistry (MD)
Mickey Davidson, panelist, choreographer and Jazz Power Initiative Senior Dance Teacher
Shireen Dickson, facilitator
Monique M Haley, panelist, Professor of Dance and African American & African Studies at Western Michigan University
Erinn Liebhard, panelist, artist and educator; Artistic/ Executive Director of Rhythmically Speaking (MN)