African American Dance Company’s annual workshop features classes, events, performance

Post by IU Newsroom intern Laura Ellsworth: Indiana University’s African American Dance Company will present its 19th Annual Dance Workshop on March 3 and 4 in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at IU Bloomington. The workshop exposes participants to dance and music from the perspective of the African American and African Diaspora through master dance classes, […]

First Thursdays arts and humanities festival offers costume party, dance and fresh fare

IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino contributed to this story: IU Bloomington’s new monthly celebration of the arts and humanities will return Oct. 6 with a fresh schedule of entertainment and activities. First Thursdays are free festivals designed to engage students and other members of the community at Indiana University, in Bloomington and beyond. The action […]

Spring concert series showcases ensembles of IU’s African American Arts Institute

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Throughout the month of April, the three ensembles of Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will host their annual spring concerts. The central mission of the institute is the preservation and celebration of African American culture. IU students across many areas of study participate in its performance groups […]

African American Choral Ensemble celebrates anniversary; Dance Company hosts workshop

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: This weekend will be a busy one for two of the performance-based groups in the African American Arts Institute. The African American Choral Ensemble will begin to celebrate its 40th anniversary while the African American Dance Company will host its 18th annual dance workshop. The African American Choral Ensemble […]

‘Potpourri of the Arts’ mixes music and dance from three different IU ensembles Nov. 7

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Indiana University’s African American Arts Institute will present its annual “Potpourri of the Arts” concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in downtown Bloomington. General admission for adults is $20. Children under 12 years old and students are $10. […]

IU students reap benefits from visit by Alvin Ailey dance company

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Lena Morris: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a modern dance company started in New York City in 1958, is known for its extraordinary talent, international scope and impeccable history. When the troupe performed at IU Auditorium last week, Bloomington residents got to see the company’s most well known […]

IU African American Arts Institute’s annual concert this weekend

My colleagues Jaclyn Lansbery and April Toler wrote an awesome story for Inside IU Bloomington about the upcoming Potpourri of the Arts concert, which includes performances by three ensembles within the African American Arts Institute — the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble and the IU Soul Revue. Meanwhile, the above video […]

Statehouse Hoosier Heritage Gallery honors IU’s Herman Hudson

A portrait of IU Department of Afro-American Studies founder Herman Hudson is on display now at the Indiana Statehouse as part of the Hoosier Heritage Gallery . In 2006, then-Gov. Mitch Daniels designated the south wall of the governor’s office as a place for portraits of historically important Hoosiers. Gov. Mike Pence has continued the […]

Dance theme illustrates social, political, cultural issues of modern society

The Indiana University African American Dance Company’s annual spring concert will feature new student collaborations centered on the theme, “Through the Looking Glass,” chosen to illustrate the various ways social, political and cultural issues of modern society are explored. “The students’ contributions of ideas and movement sequences are central to the African American Dance Company’s […]

West Indian folk, Afro-Cuban traditional, modern dance explored at workshop

Four guest artists will help participants in the Indiana University African American Dance Company’s annual studio workshop explore dance styles such as West Indian folk, Afro-Cuban traditional and modern. The workshop is Feb. 22 and 23 in the grand hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Culture Center, 250 N. Jordan Ave., and includes dance master […]