November 17, 2021
6:00pm EST

Dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin and Professor of African and African American Studies Thomas DeFrantz discuss Boykin’s life and career in Black dance history, her passion for inspiring young persons, and the aging body in dance.

This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU is committed to making our events accessible to the widest possible audience. CART (live captioning) will be available. If further accommodations are required, please email by November 10.

Bessie Award winner Hope Boykin is a dancer, choreographer, educator, mentor, and speaker who worked as assistant to choreographers Milton Myers and the late Talley Beatty, was an original member of Complexions, and danced many years with Philadanco and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Professor Thomas F. DeFrantz directs SLIPPAGE: Performance|Culture|Technology. DeFrantz received the 2017 Outstanding Research in Dance award from the Dance Studies Association and contributed concept and voice-over for a permanent installation on Black Social Dance at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.