Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:00PM
This season, dance prodigy
Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural
barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre's first African-American
female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black
ballerina to star in ABT's Swan Lake at
the Metropolitan Opera House.
is this breakthrough possible now, and what does this civil rights
triumph mean for the future of ballet's performers and its audience?
us for a conversation with Copeland and dance legends Raven Wilkinson and
Carmen de Lavallade, moderated by author Susan Fales-Hill.
dancers will discuss what kept them going in the face of rejection,
their process for preparing for roles and refining their craft, and how
they are mentoring the next generation of dancers who, perhaps long
last, can be judged by the quality of their fouettes rather than the
color of their skin.
WHAT: THE BREAKTHROUGH:
A Conversation with Misty Copeland, Raven Wilkinson, and Carmen de Lavallade
WHEN: Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY (corner of Varick Street)
Labels: ballet, Carmen de Lavallade, Metropolitan Opera House, Misty Copeland, Raven Wilkinson, Swan Lake, The Greene Space