The second Re:Generations Conference

Date: 25.10.2012

The second Re:Generations Conference is a unique three day event has been developed in partnership between London Met and external dance organisations, ADAD, IRIE! dance theatre and State of Emergency productions, and is supported by Arts Council England and the BBC Performing Arts Fund.

Re:Generations is the UK’s largest gathering of dance artists, dance researchers, choreographers, teachers and students intending to shape future practice in dance that has roots in the African Diaspora.

After an exceptional inaugural event in 2010, this year’s conference, The Next Generation – Mapping New Futures in Dance, will explore how young people and emerging artists engage with African-influenced dance. The conference includes lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, dance workshops and performances by contributors from the Caribbean, the UK and the USA.

  • Guest international contributors include:
  • Germaine Acogny, ‘the mother of contemporary African dance’ and founder of L’école des Sables, Senegal.
  • Kariamu Welsh-Asante, Professor of Dance at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Chris Walker, dancer and choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Assistant Professor of Dance/ Artistic Director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble at University of Wisconin-Madison, USA.

There will also be a range of UK-based contributors including Jackie Guy, Alesandra Seutin, Louise Katerega, Vicki Igbokwe and Sean Graham.

Evening Performances – November 1-2 at Robin Howard Theatre,The Place
The two evening performances will include work by Kariamu Welsh-Asante, Connecting Vibes, Phoenix Dance Theatre Youth Academy (Thursday) and ACE Youth (Friday), alongside a special commission of Chris Walker’s Urban Fissure, commissioned by State of Emergency Productions.

Re:Generations Events

The conference runs from November 1-2 at The Place and November 3 (Open level dance workshops) at London Metropolitan University.

One and three day Re:Generations conference passes includes refreshments, lunch and all lectures and performances.

3 day conference – £100 or £70 (for concessions)
One day Re:Generations conference day pass – £35
One evening Re:Generations performance only pass – £12 or £8 (for concessions)
Dance workshops on November 3rd (Bring a packed lunch and water) £35

The workshop day includes three 1.5 hour dance workshops led by international guests Germaine Acogny, Dr. Kariamu Welsh-Asante and Christopher Walker. £25 concessions are available for groups of students

Book conference tickets here

Group rates for performances are available for students and young people – contact for details.