The 34th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, hosted by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with Collage Dance Collective, was held in Memphis, Tennessee from January 24-28, 2024.

Titled “Can’t Turn You Loose: A Love Letter to Black Dance,” served as a significant gathering for Black dance professionals, encompassing a wide range of roles from the dance community. It offered a platform for sharing diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, emphasizing the richness and variety of Black dance.

TSD Photographer Gary S. Whitlow caught some of the action on camera. Check out these images: