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LaTasha Barnes: Reclaiming Black Vernacular Dances, One Performance at a Time 

LaTasha Barnes joyfully embodies the legacy of Black vernacular dance in America, from early jazz dances to steps she learned at family gatherings to house and hip hop.

Lauren Wingenroth
The July 2022 cover of Dance Magazine. LaTasha Barnes poses on a purple backdrop. Her black jumpsuit, patterned black and white shawl, and silver sneakers popping against the color as she splays her hands to the side and slightly behind her, one foot stepping over the other. The largest text reads, "LaTasha Barnes Joyously Reclaims Black Vernacular Dances."
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She Contains Multitudes

Genre-bending artist LaTasha Barnes joyfully embodies the legacy of Black vernacular dances.

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