Wideman Davis Dance moves audiences and communities by creating performances, engaging in dialogue and conducting historical and place-based research.
We invite communities, organizations, and presenters to engage: With ideas. With history. With the world around us. With honesty.
As our world rebounds from COVID -19, we encourage audiences and students to engage in person, or through our hybrid environments that fuse film, online and in-person interaction. Our recent residencies have taken place in Historic Columbia, SC and throughout Alabama. Online programs can join students, professional artists and/or audiences almost anywhere.
Wideman Davis Dance is working in radical and progressive ways. A shared vision and commitment to antiracist work has offered many opportunities for our continued collaboration. Their continued critical investigation, critique and hope for the future are essential to the development of the dance field at large.
—Gina Kohler, Visiting Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Dance Program, Hollins University
OUR VISION AND LINEAGE
Our lineage draws from our long careers with leading professional companies in ballet and contemporary dance. Our model for working with audiences reflects decades of collaborating with communities around the country, centering Black existence—its history and liberation. Our track record of working with presenters, colleges, and communities shows lasting results, as told through the stories from our collaborators.
Wideman Davis Dance thanks the following organizations that have contributed to the development of our work and organization over time.
Top: Migratuse Ataraxia film footage. Property of Wideman Davis Dance. Artists: Tanya Wideman-Davis & John Green. Above: Migratuse Ataraxia at Hampton Preston Mansion, Columbia, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford. Artists: John Green, Petra Everson, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman-Davis, and Michaela Pilar Brown. Migratuse 2021 at Modjeska Monteith Simkins Home. Photo courtesy of Wideman Davis Dance. I hoch X in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Photo by Thomas Brenner. Artists: Tanya Wideman-Davis & Thaddeus Davis. Migratuse Ataraxia at Hampton Preston Mansion, Columbia, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford. Artists: John Green, Petra Everson, Thaddeus Davis, Tanya Wideman-Davis, and Michaela Pilar Brown. Based on Images. Photo by Jason Ayers. Artists: Amber Mayberry, Kalin Marrow, Jeremy Bannon Neches, Kalin Marrow, Thaddeus Davis, and Tanya Wideman-Davis. Past Works: credits here.