Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, we have compiled a list of resources which highlight voices of Black dancers and community leaders, and celebrate the experiences of Black artists who have played essential roles in shaping both the field of dance and the legacy of Ballet BC.

Some resources include a panel conversation with Seika Boye and Rachael McLaren discussing ways dance institutions can become safer spaces for Black, Indigenous and POC artists; TESSEL, a video initiative highlighting stories from 14 Black artists from across Canada; a list of fantastic books by and about Black dance; and some great events happening in the Vancouver community this month.

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Katherine Dunham, 1945. Credit: Getty Images