Walk in the Wissahickon with Brenda Dixon Gottschild

Event Schedule

Jan 1, 1970
12:00 AM

Join us for a meditative walk in Wissahickon Park with African American cultural historian, performer, choreographer and anti-racist worker Brenda Dixon Gottschild. Brenda will share insights on her favorite trees, while we listen to the birds, while discovering an often hidden Philadelphia right within the city limits.

We will rendevous at 9:45AM at The Cedars House Cafe, located at 200 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128. Be sure to wear comfortable, bright clothing (jeans are fine) and sneakers. For directions, please visit The Cedars House Cafe’s website.

Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is a project of the Painted Bride Art Center built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, using art as a lens for viewing Philadelphia’s history and re-envisioning its future. Learn more about the Re-PLACE-ing project and submit your Philadelphia stories on www.re-place-ing.org

RVSP to najja@paintedbride.org.



Brenda Dixon Gottschild is the author of Digging the Africanist Presence in American Performance (Greenwood Press 1996, paper 1998); Waltzing in the Dark (Palgrave-St. Martin’s Press 2000, paper 2002—winner of the 2001 Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Scholarly Dance Publication); The Black Dancing Body (Palgrave Macmillan 2003, paper 2005—winner of the 2004 de la Torre Bueno prize for scholarly excellence in dance publication); and Joan Myers Brown & The Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

Recent awards include the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award (2009), the Congress on Research in Dance Award for Outstanding Leadership in Dance Research (2008); grants from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Dance Advance to research/write her most recent book (2008, 2011); and the International Association of Blacks in Dance Outstanding Scholar Award (2013). She is Professor Emerita of dance studies at Temple University and a former senior consultant and writer for Dance Magazine.


Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.