Rob Jones

Crossing Borders 2019 | Anti-Racist Contemporary Dance | 3 Dec | 7-8:30pm
Centring artists of colour and their reparative/resistant/holistic anti-racist dance practices

This panel will discuss the structural racisms and racist silencing that operate in the contemporary dance sector. By centring anti-racist and decolonial works by dance artists and programmers of colour, the discussion will reflect on coalitional strategies for moving against and beyond the forms of racial violence and erasure that shape our field. It will be led by Alexandrina Hemsley, Rob Jones, Seeta Patel and Rajni Shah and facilitated by Royona Mitra.

This event is part of the "Contemporary Dance and Whiteness" research project funded by British Academy and partnered by Independent Dance. http://danceandwhiteness.coventry.ac.uk.

It is free to attend through the support of the British Academy.

Biography

Rob Jones is a producer who lives by the sea In Brighton. Rob specialises in cross art form projects, festivals and participatory work. Over the past ten years he has worked with BAC, The Albany, World Stages London, Roundhouse and Brighton Dome and Festival. Rob is currently Festival Producer at Dance Umbrella, the UK’s largest international Contemporary Dance Festival, and is Creative Producer for Brownton Abbey, an independent performance collective which centres queer people of colour, especially those with disabilities.