Scene 1Mon, Jul 31, 2017 6:00 PM Event Date Passed
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:57 mins
Director:Frances McElroy
Year Released:2016


Presented by Nolte Academy of Dance. $9 Admission.


"Poignant and piercing...the film examines the careers of female African-American ballet dancers in what has been defined as an all-white world. A persistent cliché of dance, the ballerina is an ethereal creature who exists only on a stage, and because of the stage." -Hudson Review

The story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, while pursuing their dreams, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne and Raven Wilkinson confronted racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity. 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.