On Becoming: A Dance Research Presentation

Friday, January 7, 2022 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Virtual Event

Event Contact

Christina Chia

Iyun Ashani Harrison

Due to University COVID policy (announced 12/22/21), this event is now only offered virtually. Registration is required:

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Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for its Friday morning series, tgiFHI! tgiFHI gives Duke faculty in the humanities, interpretative social sciences and arts the opportunity to present their current research to their departmental (and interdepartmental) colleagues, students, and other interlocutors in their fields.

Talk Description:

Iyun Ashani Harrison will share moments from his artistic journey and scholarship that influence his work as a Black, queer, Jamaican choreographer. The presentation will highlight excerpts from his signature dance performances.

Speaker Bio:

Iyun Ashani Harrison is an Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Dance at Duke University. He is a dance maker, educator, and executive director of Ballet Ashani. Born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, Harrison first trained in acting, ballet, modern technique, and Jamaican traditional dance. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School (BFA) and Hollins University (MFA). His extensive professional credits include the Dance Theatre of Harlem (as dancer), American Dance Festival (as commissioned choreographer), and numerous others. Recently he was invited by Routledge to design and edit an anthology tentatively titled Antiracist Ballet Teaching and is currently working on this project with co-editor Kate Mattingly.

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions, please contact Christina Chia at christina.chia@duke.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests should be made at least one week before the event in question.

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Friday, January 7, 2022 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI)
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Dance Program