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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.   Congratulations!👏🎉🎊  https://twitter.com/Ballislife/status/1169708770647302150   Archery teacher aims at increasing diversity in the sport https://t.co/Pru4lSiSKu pic.twitter.com/tC11b9G53p — CBS News (@CBSNews) September 8, 2019 This might be my … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week : Misty Copeland

We cannot end Black Dancers Week without Misty Copeland – the first Black Lead Female Dancer of the American Ballet Theater. ………………………… Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater By MICHAEL COOPER JUNE 30, 2015 Misty … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week: Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison Biography Ballet Dancer, Choreographer (1943–) Judith Jamison, choreographer and dancer, has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. Synopsis Born on May 10, 1943, in Philadelphia, Judith Jamison … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week: Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey Biography Choreographer (1931–1989) Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York in 1958. Synopsis Born in Texas in 1931, Alvin Ailey was a choreographer who founded the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week : Arthur Mitchell

Talking with Dance Theatre of Harlem’s co-founder Arthur Mitchell JULY 6, 2010 | 4:25 PM Mitchell “I didn’t want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,” says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century’s noblest classical dancers, who … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week : Janet Collins

Who Was the 1st Black Prima Ballerina at the Met? They Did It First: An extraordinarily gifted dancer, Janet Collins was a groundbreaking artist of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, who dazzled Broadway and made history on the Metropolitan Opera … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Black Dancers Week : Katherine Dunham

This week, we will look at the artistry of Black Dancers. KATHERINE DUNHAM BIOGRAPHY (1909–2006) Anthropologist, Ethnologue, Choreographer, Dancer, creator of the Dunham Technique, author, Scholar, activist and humanist Katherine DunhamLegendary dancer, choreographer and anthropologist, Katherine Dunham was born on … Continue reading

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