BLACK BALLERINA Philadelphia Premiere by Shirley Road Productions

/BLACK BALLERINA Philadelphia Premiere by Shirley Road Productions
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october, 2016

17oct6:00 pm8:30 pmBLACK BALLERINA Philadelphia Premiere by Shirley Road Productions

Event Details

Philadelphia Premiere of BLACK BALLERINA, a documentary directed and produced by Frances McElroy.  BLACK BALLERINA tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson faced racism in pursuit of careers in classical dance.  Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet.  Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character driven film shows how far we still have to go and stimulates a fresh discussion about race, inclusion and opportunity across all sectors of American society.  Click here to see the trailer.

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6:00pm   Reception

7:00pm   Screening

8:00pm   Q & A with Filmmakers and Participants

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Location

International House

3701 Chestnut Street; Philadelphia, PA 19104

Organizer

Shirley Road Productions

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