Robert Hylton (BA, MA)
Associate Research Fellow in the School of Arts at (Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre), University of London
Robert Hylton is currently a Visiting Fellow at The Eccles Centre, British Library
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Robert 's research is currently focused on African Diaspora Street Dance as Archive and Practice from the early 1800's hundreds to present. With a further focus on otherness, migration and hip hop through African diaspora performance history and speculative future.
Researching the presence of African Diaspora Street Dance in both the UK and US to enable a broader access and understanding to an often hidden or unspoken representation of black performance and dance over the past 200 years. With the aim to enhance and promote the visibility and presence of African Diaspora Street Dance as performance contextualised through historical evidence and research and presented as an important tangible form in education, academia and institutions.
Throughout the research Robert will also research a parallel question what is hip hop dance?
The research is also a part of a future Exhibition and Performance piece 21TWENTYONE, which focuses on the autonomy of African Diaspora Street Dance as Performance in the 21st Century! A presentation based on the research and workshops for community, professional or academic discourse will also be available.
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