A Celebration of African American Social Dances with Traci Bartlow
Part lecture, part dance party, this lively presentation moves through different eras of the black experience to honor the aesthetic, culture, and liberation felt in African American social dances. Come ready to dance and celebrate black joy with this historic offering.
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A native of Oakland, CA, Traci Bartlow is an artist and entrepreneur with a longstanding career as an activist, business owner, photographer, dance educator, lecturer, curator, and cultural archivist. As a dancer she has taught and performed internationally and produced many local events in the Bay Area. She is a founding member of Eastside Cultural Center, served on the board of trustees at City Center Dance Theater, and consulted with many arts and social justice organizations.
Currently she is the owner of B-Love’s Guest House in west Oakland. It is a boutique hotel with an art gallery and exquisite urban garden.
Juneteenth programming is made possible by the generous support of First Republic and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation