UC Davis Professor Shares Memoir On 'Dancing in Blackness' Jen Picard Thursday, March 1, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. 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 FistUp.Tv -Halifu Osumare's New Book "The HipLife in Ghana" from Friends of MVMT Films on Vimeo.