Berkeleyside Features Lashon Daley's Bearettes

19 Jun, 2021

Berkeleyside Features Lashon Daley's Bearettes

Recent DE graduate student Lashon Daley tells the story of the Cal Bearettes, the first majorette-style dance team in the University of California system, in Berkeley Dance Project 2021: Turntables. The film, which Lashon directed with fellow Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies student Latanya Tigner, explores the history of popular dance and Black female rights on the Cal campus.

From the Berkeleyside article:

Turntables highlights one of the many culturally rich ways that African American students are contributing to campus and to the world of dance, while also showcasing the importance of centering Black female voices,” said Lashon Daly, a Ph.D. candidate in performance studies at UC Berkeley.

Read the entire article here!