The Center for Appalachian Studies is excited to present a three day symposium, The Global Roots of Appalachian Mountain Dance, March 31-April 2, 2022.
Global Roots of Appalachian Mountain Dance
On campus and in the community Thursday, March 31–Saturday, April 2, 2022
The symposium will include performances, workshops, jams, film screenings and discussion, a keynote panel, and social dances of the diverse traditions that make up the global roots of Appalachian dance. These include West African, Afro-Caribbean, Cherokee, and Irish dance traditions. Additionally, Appalachian dance traditions, such as flatfooting and buckdancing, and their close “cousins,” such as tapping, will be featured to highlight the diversity of contemporary traditions.