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Dance: The Loss of Two Dance Legends – Frank Hatchett and Fred Benjamin

December has seen the loss of two major figures in the dance world and the black dance community – Frank Hatchett and Fred Benjamin. On Dec. 23, Frank Hatchett – … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dance: Black Ballerina Faces Discrimination at Bolshoi Academy

It’s 2013 but we’re still talking about racism in the classical ballet world. The latest instance is the story of Precious Adams, an African American teenager studying at the prestigious … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 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

Arts News: Abraham, McCraney, Weems Among 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellows

Choreographer Kyle Abraham, playwright-actor-author Tarell Alvin McCraney and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems are among the 24 people named MacArthur Foundation Fellows for 2013 according to an announcement … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arts News: Leaders Discuss 21st Century Challenges at National Black Arts and Culture Summit

When the National Black Arts Festival put together its 25th anniversary festival this summer, its curator and producer, Leatrice Ellzy thought it would also be a good idea to bring … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: August Wilson’s American Century Cycle Talk Series

WNYC has been presenting an important series for the theater community. The series, August Wilson’s American Century Cycle Talk Series, are public readings of all 10 of Wilson’s plays chronicling … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 1 Comment
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