Dance Forever! is Tekrema Center’s annual signature dance event.  Truly reflective of Tekrema’s dedication to its mission, Dance Forever! pays homage to traditional and current African and African Diaspora dance traditions.

Dance Forever! is presented as a week-long conference featuring intensive dance workshops, panel discussions, performances, and exhibits. The conference features local, national and internationally acclaimed dancers from Louisiana, The Caribbean, and Africa.  This year, the conference theme is Free in The Black Aesthetic. The conference will held virtually, October 9th and 10th. We hope to bring you the best of Louisiana, The Caribbean and African cultural traditions.

Virtual and Live African and African Diaspora Dance Conference

The Conference Schedule will follow Central Standard Time

Dance Forever! 2020 Conference is presented with support from The City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy as a Contributor, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation 2019 Community Partnership Grants, a grant from the National Performance Network, Whitney Plantation Museum, The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Development and Engagement, Pontilly Coffee; and the generous donations of Asepsis Barbershop, Doretha Davis, Terrence Dugas, and Wendy C. Petty.


Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy

Dr. L’Antionette Stines

Greer Mendy

LaTanya Tigner

Menahem Laurent

Sonja Dumas

Najaa Young

Karen Davis Jones

Mabiba Baegne

Babacar M’Baye