Afro-Feminist Performance Routes is a focused residency that continues urgent embodied dialogues around African diaspora dance practices and gender, femininity, womanhood, femme, and feminisms.


The group has met four times:  in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.

The 2022 iteration dancingBLACKtogether meets February 16-19, 2022.

The residency is convened by

Dasha A. Chapman, Davidson College

Mario LaMothe, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thomas F. DeFrantz, Duke University

Andrea Woods Valdes, Duke University

Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Duke University