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Dance: Misty Copeland News: Book Coming, Kickstarter Campaign Launched for Documentary Project with Nelson George

Photo from American Ballet Theatre’s “Firebird,” photo by Fabrizio Ferri

 

 

 

Good news, Misty Copeland fans.

According to Twitter posts from the American Ballet Theatre soloist, Copeland’s autobiography is scheduled to come out in March 2014. According to Copeland, the title is “Life In Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.”

But wait, there’s more.

A Kickstarter campaign is currently underway to help fund a documentary about Copeland that is being spearheaded by writer and filmmaker Nelson George.

According to the Kickstarter page, the documentary, “A Ballerina’s Tale,” will “look at the values of a European cultural expression that has tried to maintain its values in the face of an aging audience base and its increasing irrelevance to mainstream culture. Misty’s life embodies a number of themes that speak to the larger culture and her personal challenges. Race, body image and Euro-centric perspective are mixed in with her own physical challenges.”

Here’s a link to the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/819201034/a-ballerinas-tale

 

– Karyn D. Collins

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