Debating Dance + afterparty

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7:00 pm to 2:00 am
Senate House - Paul Webely Wing
SALT (SOAS Alumni Lecture Theatre)
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About this event

Explore the meaning of dance with our expert panel, DJ and co-founder of Jazz re:freshed Justin McKenzie, DJ Mantra (fabric), choreographer & researcher Dr ‘H’ Patten and writer Christian Adofo, chaired by Emma Warren. Then come drop a foot at the afterparty. Venue to be announced shortly!

Booking includes a fast entry to our afterparty. DJs to be announced shortly.

‘H’ Patten is the Artistic Director of Koromanti Arts and ‘H’ Patten Dance Theatre Company, and the author of Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance: Spirit Bodies Moving (2022).

Justin McKenzie co-founded hip hop record label and events unit Uprock Recordings in 2000, which led to the creation of the music & arts movement Jazz re:freshed, where broken beats, nu soul and hip hop meets future jazz.

Mantra is a DJ, radio broadcaster, events producer and community organiser. Co-founder of Rupture, a drum and bass and jungle club night and record label, she has been committed to pushing the boundaries of the music and improving inclusion and diversity on the dance floor.

Christian Adofo is an established writer, cultural curator and author of A Quick Ting On Afrobeats (2022). His work explores the intersection of heritage and identity in music and culture.

Main image: Dr 'H' Patten.