Dancing among the watery folds

Thomas F. Defrantz*

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This essay explores conceptual terms that might surround the dancing within watery folds of "liquid blackness." A speculative invention, the essay proposes a shifting status of water-in-motion as a register for considering black faith and worldmaking through dancing. Written from a movement artist's perspective, the essay provokes with speculative formations that reveal citational activities always evident in black performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-117
Number of pages11
JournalLiquid Blackness
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • afroqueer
  • dance
  • wake work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Cultural Studies


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