Considering Black Space is at the center of this inaugural issue. We asked five dance artists whose work has contended with Blackness in significant ways, to respond to a simple set of prompts: What is Black space? How do you cultivate it? Why? The paths they take range from deeply personal to profoundly cosmic. All roads lead to Black Space.

Why BlackSpace by Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild

Uncle Rebus Poems by Will Rawls

What is Black Space? by David Thomson

BlackSpace and The Cosmos by Maria Bauman-Morales

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