BLACK MOVEMENTS DANCE THEATRE
Black Movements Dance Theatre is a contemporary modern dance theater which was founded on the campus of Georgetown University by African
American women over 25 years ago who had both a passion for dance and the artistic vision to express the African American experience through dance to the
Georgetown University community. The company has held steadfast to the vision of its founders. BMDT performs a mixed repertoire of modern, jazz, ballet, African,
lyrical, hip hop and spiritual works with over 35 works, including several commissioned works. The organization has had the honor and privilege of working with world renowned guest artists such as Kevin Malone of Philadanco, Barbara Pouncie of Alvin Ailey, Dr. Sherrill Berryman Johnson (specialist in Dunham technique), Carol Foster, Adrian Vincent James, Kevin Jeff, Mr. Wiggles and Crazy Legs (hip hop originators), Assane Konte of Kankouran Dance Company and Mama Kadiatou Conte of West Africa.
In 1992 BMDT was voted Outstanding Student Organization at Georgetown University. A number of its members have received the Directors’ Award from the
Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts. Several past members have gone on to pursue a career in dance, music and
theater. BMDT has a rich diverse heritage, ever-expanding audience and works which Georgetown and other communities have embraced. BMDT seeks members wholly devoted to displaying creative artistry and outstanding leadership. The company is a group of committed dancers who share the founders’ vision and passion for dance. Through a formal audition process, BMDT openly welcomes new talent and artists who share the BMDT vision for community, artistry, leadership and production.
Black Movements Dance Theatre is a performance study class in the Department of Performing Arts - Georgetown University