Ayodele Casel: Diary of a Tap Dancer

Monday, March 16, 2020

Ayodele Casel: Diary of a Tap Dancer || Radcliffe Institute

Hailed by the legendary hoofer Gregory Hines as "one of the top young tap dancers in the world" and by the New York Times as "a tap dancer of unquestionable radiance," Ayodele Casel is an internationally sought-after artist and a powerful voice for the art form.

In residence at Radcliffe as the 2019–2020 Frances B. Cashin Fellow, Casel is working on Diary of a Tap Dancer, a theatrical work positioning tap dance as its driving narrative force. This project aims to create a richer and more accurate picture of the art form by centering the voices of its too-often unnamed women practitioners within a broader historical context.

INTRODUCTION
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

DIARY OF A TAP DANCER (5:10)
Featuring Ayodele Casel, Andre Imanishi, and Andrea (Dre) Torres

DISCUSSION (54:01)
Jeneé Osterheldt, culture writer, Boston Globe

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:13:54)