Laila Franklin interviews Jennifer Harge about the background and artistic vision for her archive project.
Bethany describes balancing archival theory with the everyday needs of a dance company to build their inventory, and expanding her idea about “archival value” to ensure Cleo’s voice and practice are reflected in the archive.
In her first blog post, Laila explores two guiding questions: “How do we simultaneously share and protect the work of Black, queer, radical women? How do we approach a process of archiving in service to eventual artistic goals?”
In their first blog post, Abdiel shares the hands-on and intimate learning about diasporic Puerto Rican music and dance they received from Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center in the early days of their Fellowship.
In her first blog post, Bethany shares how the unique history and needs of CPRD has influenced the process of identifying and beginning to plan for the organization of their archives.
In the final section of his blog, Quentin writes about digitizing the files of choreographer James Truitte, and includes reflections on Mr. Truitte’s contributions to Dayton Contemporary Dance Company from Sheri “Sparkle” Williams.
In her final blog post, Tere discusses curating an exhibit about the GCAC, the value of seeing the public interact with archives, and key takeaways.