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May 12 AFD Keynote: Implicit Bias and Inclusion in Creative Choice-making

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Crystal U. Davis, dance artist, educator, and scholar will discuss her recently published book, Dance and Belonging: Implicit Bias and Inclusion in Dance Education. This talk will address how the effects of implicit bias manifest uniquely in the creative learning environments of dance and performance in higher education. 

The work of Crystal U. Davis, MFA, CLMA has been published in the Journal of Dance EducationPalgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education, and in her book, Dance and Belonging: Implicit Bias and Inclusion in Dance Education. As an artist, her performances span from Rajasthani folk dance to postmodern choreography examining incongruities between what we say, what we believe, and what we do. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance Performance and Scholarship at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she teaches anti-racist pedagogy for dance and theater, modern technique, somatics, and movement analysis.

Event Details:
Date: May 12
Time: 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Marie Mount 0100 (the Maryland Room)
Lunch will be provided


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