A Career in Dance: Deborah Vaughan in Conversation with Anne Bluethenthal
Deborah Vaughan is the artistic director, principal choreographer, and cofounder of Dimensions Dance Theater, an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company founded in Oakland in 1972. With the mission to promote public awareness of the central role that African Americans have played in defining American art, culture, and social change, the company presents traditional African dances, as well as original contemporary choreography drawn from African, jazz, and modern dance idioms, and provides dance education for youth through its Rites of Passage program.
Deborah has collaborated with a wide range of internationally recognized artists including: South African jazz artist Hugh Masekela, Linda Tillery, and Idris Ackamoor. Dimensions Dance Theater's work has been recognized through the receipt of awards from the Creative Work Fund, The James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
This event is co-sponsored by the CIIS MFA Department.