Leslie Parker Dance Project, LLC
Mission: to move Black culture into the future using dance art.
Approach: utilizes a multidisciplinary point of view for making dances that engage
audiences and communities as witnesses/observers/participants with diverse knowledge, therefore, creating opportunity for risk-taking and for reflection from a Black and African American lens collectively.
Practice: to adapt ancestral knowledge within a contemporary context so that the work moves beyond dance technique only to in part transform, to acknowledge, to decolonize and to claim personal narratives and lived experiences authentically.
Values: taking the necessary risk that centers Collaboration + Dialogue + Action to cross-pollinate across sectors as a means to further anti-racism for survival and beyond. LPDP strives to elevate visibility of Black, Native and POC stories and to encourage holistic well-being, equity and humanity.