First Integrated Company?
Posted 06 March 2004 - 01:04 PM
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 03:18 PM
One could say that there is still not an integrated company; there are only companies with a few "dancers of color" in them. The reasons for this are complicated, and it's not as easy as hanging out a "please, join us! you're welcome here!" sign. We've had a couple of threads on race and racism in ballet (Issues forum), as well as one on black dancers (Dancers forum) so you might want to prowl around a bit.
Good question -- glad you're asking it!
Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:33 PM
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 05:08 PM
That's if you're just discussing ballet. Lester Horton ran an integrated company in LA in the 50's -- it's often referred to as "the first" or "one of the first," but again, I'd need to look it up to be sure.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 08:56 PM
To everyone: Thank you so much for your answers. I'll take them in to class next time I see that particular teacher.
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