Tapping Into Our Past, Tapping Into our Future

Tapping Into Our Past, Tapping Into our Future: Ayodele Casel is the latest film from the Half The History series on under-told stories of diverse women in US history. Choreographer/dancer Ayodele Casel (named one of the top breakout stars of the year by The New York Times just before the pandemic) creates work inspired by the history of Black tap dancers who came before her. Produced by Five Sisters Productions, along with Jennifer Burton and the Tufts Production team.

The film has been included in several film festivals and has received the following awards (so far!): Lunenberg Doc Fest (best short documentary) and the Tallgrass Film Festival (audience award winner).

Jennifer Burton is a Professor of the Practice and recent CHAT Fellow at Tufts. She currently teaches Directing for Film, Producing for Film, and the Senior Honors Thesis class. Her latest Tufts project is the CHAT Half the History Research and Action Project, along with Julie Dobrow.