Movement in Conversation: An Evening with Carole Y Johnson and Dr. Alex Carter

Movement in Conversation: An Evening with Carole Y Johnson & Dr. Alex Carter

Join us for a captivating evening at the American Australian Association hosted by Australian Women in New York (AWNY), featuring an in-depth conversation with two esteemed dance, culture, and education experts: Carole Y Johnson and Dr. Alex Carter. This event, “Movement in Conversation,” will explore Carole’s illustrious career as a dancer, teacher, artistic director, and founder of Bangarra Dance Theatre.

 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from Carole Y Johnson and Dr. Alex Carter as they discuss their experiences and the powerful intersections of dance, activism, and cultural education.

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Movement in Conversation: An Evening with Carole Y Johnson and Dr. Alex Carter
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Thursday, June 27th

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
American Australian Association
600 Third Ave, 34th Floor
$20 includes drinks, bites, networking, and the panel

Carole Y Johnson

Dance Activist, Administrator, Teacher, Writer

 

Carole Y Johnson, a dance activist, performer, administrator, teacher, and writer, is a Juilliard graduate and now Artistic Director Emeritus of Australia’s NAISDA Dance College and Founder of Bangarra Dance Theatre. She used dance to build a contemporary cultural presence of African Americans in the USA and then First Nations peoples in Australia. In the USA she is responsible for dance initiatives in the 1960s and 70s notably: the Association of Black Choreographers (ABC), NYC’s Dancemobile; FEET Dance and Theatre magazine, and the First National Congress of Blacks in Dance, projects of MODE (Modern Organization of Dance Evolvement.

Johnson a principal dancer with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company arrived in Australia in 1972 at a time of political ferment. She started the first Indigenous modern dance workshop that presented a dance of protest at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Demonstration in Canberra. Returning to Australia in 1975 she began workshop processes that fused contemporary dance with Aboriginal traditional dance and carried forward the vision of building the National Aboriginal/Islander Skills Development Association, a dance educational institution known as NAISDA Dance College and established Bangarra Dance Theatre in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alex Carter

Upper School Dean, Poly Prep Country Day School

 

Dr. Alex Carter is an Upper School Dean at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with honors in Political Science from Alabama State University in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies in 2021 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship as a Visiting Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he completed research on his dissertation “Afro-Aboriginal Encounters: Black Arts and the Global Politics of Black Power.” He also received the Joyce Avrech Berkman Endowed Fund for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship at UMass Amherst for his essay “‘UNITE TO FIGHT’: Koori-Bina, Afro-Aboriginal Solidarity, and Aboriginal Feminist Visions in the 1970s.” He has designed a curriculum about African-American history and culture during his tenure.

“Plan Black Dance Congress” The Courier Tribune, May 8 1973 featuring Carole Y. Johnson and Lillian Dunlap.

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Movement in Conversation: An Evening with Carole Y Johnson and Dr. Alex Carter
$ 20.00
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