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yonTande Whitney V. Hunter

yonTande Whitney V. Hunter, PhD (he/him/his) is a Chicago-born artist/culture worker, committed to activating #cultureascatalyst. A BLACK SEED Native (art, activism, and community driven-apparatus) and Philadelphia resident, his work centers around nurturing and cultivating individual and communal spirit through dance-performance, education, and curation. yonTande’s choreographic and performance art works have been presented through Kumble Theater, La Mama, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival and in the streets of NYC, Chicago, and Detroit. He has worked in performance with Martha Graham Dance Company, Rod Rodgers, Reggie Wilson, Martha Clarke, Fiona Templeton, Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik, John Jesurun, Kankouran West African Dance Company, Yass Hakoshima, and others. He has also directed performance collectives under Hunter Dance Theater and Whitney Hunter [Medium], was a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-15), a founding member/curator of Social Health Performance Club, and is currently co-creator of Denizen Arts with his life partner, theatre artist, Jude Sandy.

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