This Conference was not run by the Black-E but it is included in the Archive a) because of Bill's involvement and b) because the Archive aims to include work associated with Black Dance which links to work done at the Black-E
Bill was invited to be the Recorder of the Conference and below is his Report. He also wrote a piece for "DANCE U.K." BULLETIN. To read that click here
Ancient Futures was organised by Irie! Dance. It included not only the Conference but also performances.
To acess the Report click on the numbers below
REPORT ON AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON BLACK CONTEMPORARY DANCE WITH
PARTICIPANTS FROM THE USA, JAMAICA, AND THE UK
ARTS COUNCIL OF ENGLAND
THE ALBANY THEATRE
DOUGLAS WAY, DEPTFORD
LONDON SE8 4AG
SUNDAY 12 MAY 1996
10.00am - 5.00pm
REPORT BY BILL HARPE
This report is published both as a stimulus to further discussion and as a guide to funding agencies as to the priorities and needs articulated by practitioners of Black contemporary dance. The report raises issues which we will be discussing through to the year 2000 and beyond.