Global Roots of Appalachian Mountain Dance

Global Roots of Appalachian Mountain Dance event posterThe 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.

Promtional Flyer for Event (PDF, 271 KB)
Global Roots Performer Poster (PDF, 109 KB)



Sponsored By

North Carolina Arts Council

NC Humanities Council