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UC Davis Professor Shares Memoir On 'Dancing in Blackness'

Dr. Halifu Osumare / Courtesy

Dr. Halifu Osumare / Courtesy

A UC Davis professor who has been involved with dance and black popular culture for more than 40 years has released a new memoir. "Dancing in Blackness" is the story of Professor Halifu Osumare, a dancer, choreographer, teacher, administrator and scholar. Osumare returns to Insight to talk with Beth Ruyak about her latest book and her life's work.

Upcoming Performances

  • Saturday, March 3, 2-4 p.m. – Underground Books, Sacramento
  • Tuesday, March 6, noon-1 p.m. – Laney College Library, Oakland
  • Thursday, March 8, 4-5:30 p.m. – UC Davis AA Studies, 3201 Hart Hall, Davis
  • Saturday, March 10, 6:30-7:30 PM – Laney College Theatre, Oakland
  • Saturday, March 17, 2-4 p.m. – African American Museum & Library of Oakland
  • Tuesday, April 10, 11 a.m.-noon – San Francisco State University, Room EP 116 
  • Saturday, April 14, 2-3:30 p.m. – Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

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