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Dance: Three Days Left for Kickstarter Campaign Supporting Animated Short About Ballerina Janet Collins

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A Kickstarter campaign to support the making of an animated short about ballerina Janet Collins is to end in just three days.

The project is headed by Sweet Blackberry, an award-winning company which produces stories about little-known Black achievement to children. Comedian Chris Rock as agreedto narrate the film.

Sweet Blackberry’s founder is Karyn Parsons, who played Hilary Banks on television’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Janet Collins is generally recognized as the first black prima ballerina. Among her achievements was becoming the first black soloist for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

For more information about the project go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/798791271/the-janet-collins-story-presented-by-sweet-blackbe

 

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