Dance artists, scholars, and practitioners challenge us to think critically about how dance is perceived, acknowledged, and valued in diverse communities and cultures. With full effort, they work to express and share through research, practice, performance, and the writing of dance. Dance artists, scholars, and practitioners are committed to research and experimentation and in the process, they shape and expand radical possibilities for self actualization. This open dialogue will focus on embodied dance practices and the persistent effort to transgress towards liberation. T. Lang is an associate professor of dance and chair of Spelman Dance at Spelman College. She has been on faculty at the American Dance Festival since 2013.