Q&A: UW prof Duane Lee Holland, Jr. locks into a new space for hip hop

Duane Lee Holland, Jr. is thrilled to be the first hip-hop faculty member at the first university in the United States to grant degrees in dance.

“It goes along with the legacy of why the dance department was created here,” said Holland, who joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison this semester as an assistant professor of dance. “This is the language and the culture that are of the people, whether people want to acknowledge it or not.”

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