Participating in the lecture demonstration was an adaptive experience. We felt as if the Chinese students enjoyed watching us demonstrate our warm-up and choreographic pieces. Doing the moving sculpture with the Chinese students was exciting because many of the students wanted to be involved and move with us. Performing our collaboration was invigorating because we… Read more »
We woke up bright and early in a fog to get to the bus in Bloomington, then headed off to the airport where we had some breakfast and shared our hopes and anxieties for the trip. Then it was off to Beijing on a 13-hour flight. We were all exhausted, but it seemed no one… Read more »
The African American Dance Company filmed a video promoting their upcoming trip to Beijing.
Amelia AADC Assistant Instructor First-year Ph.D. student, African American and African Diaspora Studies “I’ve had to explain to several people the relevance of AADC going to China and why we are doing an exchange with a Mining and Technology school —”what could you possibly be doing there?!” First of all, dance transcends all fields of… Read more »
1. It’s been a part of IU since 1974. The African American Dance Company (AADC) was the second ensemble to be founded within the African American Arts Institute (the IU Soul Revue was founded first in 1971). The Institute was Dr. Herman C. Hudson‘s vision to preserve and promote African American culture through performance, creative activity, education,… Read more »
“Live in the moment.” “Keep an open mind—especially when it comes to food.” “Always assume good will.” “Try to cultivate humanity.” As the 15 African American Dance Company students listened to these wise words during their final pre-departure meeting, it became real. We’re going to China. WE’RE GOING TO CHINA! Dr. Raymond Wise, who toured… Read more »