Save 25% on tickets to see Reframing the Narrative at the Kennedy Center
SPECIAL OFFER: Save 25% on tickets to see Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballethnic Dance Company, and Collage Dance Collective in Reframing the Narrative at the Kennedy Center!
The history of Black dancers in ballet is richbut many voices and many stories have remained untold and unheard. It's time to reframe the narrative.
In the spirit of Sankofa, in order to understand our present and ensure our future, we must know our past.
Through Reframing the Narrative, a week-long celebration featuring performances on the Opera House stage, we recognize that Black ballet dancers have been pillars of the field for decades. We acknowledge that the artistry and leadership of Black ballet dancers has shaped ballet throughout the United States and across the globe. The history of Black dancers in ballet is richbut many voices and many stories have remained untold and unheard. It's time to reframe the narrative.
The week will feature multiple dynamic programs curated by Theresa Ruth Howard, founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet, and Denise Saunders Thompson, president and CEO of The International Association of Blacks in Dance. Performances will bring together Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballethnic Dance Company, and Collage Dance Collective along with other Black-identifying ballet dancers from across the United States to highlight the incredible work these pillar companies are doing in ballet today.
Together we will consider what ballet could look like when we gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential moving forward.
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