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Covering black professionals and professional productions in the dance and theater worlds, plus general arts news

Dance: Major promotions and other notables to watch

Before we start to look ahead to the 2017-18 season, let’s look at the close of the 2016-17 dance season and the news from many companies who announced major promotions. … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dance: The Black Ballerina – Can’t We Be Soft, Too?

The new issue of Pointe Magazine has just come out featuring three black ballerinas- Ashley Murphy of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ebony Williams of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Misty … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Michaela DePrince Talks About Diversity in Ballet and Being a Black Ballerina

Photos by Jade Young       Ever since the 2011 documentary “First Position,” ballet fans have followed the story of ballerina Michaela DePrince. DePrince is the young ballerina from … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dance: Virginia Johnson Discusses DTH Past, Present, Future

¬© Rachel Neville         Dance Tabs has posted a remarkably extensive Q&A feature with Virginia Johnson, the former prima ballerina of Dance Theatre of Harlem who is … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment
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