Confessions of Black Dance Professors in a time of COVID

“The pandemic has made me anxious in my journey towards tenure and promotion, but it also reminded me of the communities of Black love and Black access all around. And as we continue to share cartographies of our movement ideals, let’s stay energized, stimulating the narrative that Black dance professors teaching in a time of … Continue reading Confessions of Black Dance Professors in a time of COVID

Gregory Writes for Dance Magazine

“Colonialism and slavery violently disrupted the histories of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). White folks appointed themselves tellers of all stories, and their viewpoints have rewritten, erased or entirely excluded other narratives. BIPOC dance artists have, for long, felt this exclusion while being exploited. This exclusion is still the source of trauma for … Continue reading Gregory Writes for Dance Magazine

PillowVoice: Mic-check on Garth Fagan, Modern Dance, and Jacob’s Pillow

In the newest episode of their podcast PillowVoices, Gregory King explores the work of Garth Fagan from his own perspective as dance writer and former cast member of Disney’s Broadway hit, “The Lion King,” which Fagan choreographed. Topics ranged from what it means to be a Black dancer / choreographer for (mostly) white audiences, being … Continue reading PillowVoice: Mic-check on Garth Fagan, Modern Dance, and Jacob’s Pillow

Gregory to Present at the University of Auckland

Gregory King will present his research on activism and art at the University of Auckland, New Zealand for the invite to sit on this amazing panel during The Tempo Dance Festival. This live-streamed panel, shared on Tempo Dance Festival’s Facebook Page as well as Choreographic Research Aotearoa’s platforms, seeks to amplify the voices of artists engaging … Continue reading Gregory to Present at the University of Auckland

Gregory to moderating “Dance: Movement and the Movements” conversation

Gregory King will be moderating a conversation with T. Lang, Artistic Director of the Movement Lab and Spelman College Dance Faculty and Jeffrey Duffy, Princess Grace Award recipient and cast member of “Hamilton” on Dance and Social Justice Movements.   Please join him on Wednesday, 8/12/2020 at 6:00 pm for the Dance: Movement and The … Continue reading Gregory to moderating “Dance: Movement and the Movements” conversation

Gregory to Teach Criticism and Aesthetics Course at 92Y

Gregory will be teaching a Dance Criticism and Aesthetics course with the 92nd Street Y Cultural Center in New York, during the month of August 2020. This month-long intensive "will investigate the nature, styles, formats and range of art, dance, and culture writings, from writers of color, with an emphasis on practical application." This will … Continue reading Gregory to Teach Criticism and Aesthetics Course at 92Y

2020 SCD Critical Writing Fellowship

Gregory King was invited to participate in the 2020 SCD Critical Writing Fellowship. He will work with dance scholars and writers in South Africa and the U.K. around the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, an annual festival held in Durban, S.A. This year, the festival will be digital. So in addition to writing workshops and performance … Continue reading 2020 SCD Critical Writing Fellowship

Joy as Resistance, a Peaceful Protest

Joy as resistance'—a Kent State professor is calling out his industry and taking action. Gregory King, a professor of dance at Kent State, is organizing a unique sort of Black Lives Matter protest at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dan Smith Community Park in downtown Kent. "Dancing in Solidarity" is billed as a peaceful, social distancing … Continue reading Joy as Resistance, a Peaceful Protest

King Confirmed To Perform in “Past Due” at Zygote Press in Cleveland

January 24 – February 14 Exhibition: Past Due / curator Megan Young Opening Reception: Friday, January 24 / 6pm – 8pm Curator Talk: Friday, January 24 / 6:30pm Considering reparations, debt, and currency while exploring transactional, moral, and communal accountability. Confirmed Artists Monica Brown Amber Ford Gregory King September Shy Haydee Souffrant RA Washington DeAllen Young This group … Continue reading King Confirmed To Perform in “Past Due” at Zygote Press in Cleveland