Author and dancer Halifu Osumare presents her new book Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Dancing in Blackness book cover

A participant and witness, scholar and advocate, Ms. Osumare continues to be a force in the Bay Area dance scene. Her new book, Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir traces her coming of age as a dancer and choreographer, and her collaborations with Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, and Donald McKayle, among others. In the words of Ntozake Shange,  Ms. Osumare has “tackled the mystery that is the magic of contemporary African American dance.”


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