Playlist:  Black Ballerina and Race in Dance by Danielle Sargent, Alexander Street

Black Ballerina is a story of passion, heartbreak and triumph of the human spirit. Set in the overwhelmingly white world of classical dance, it tells the stories of amazingly talented black ballerinas from several generations who face racism, exclusion and unequal opportunity while pursuing their dreams to dance.

Inform your viewing of Black Ballerina with Dance Magazine issues and articles on race in dance, from blackface instructions in 1920s make-up columns to profiles on Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
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Black Ballerina
directed by Frances McElroy, fl. 2016; produced by Frances McElroy, fl. 2016, Shirley Road Productions (Boston, MA: American Public Television, 2016), 55 mins  
2016 Documentary - Interviews are combined with stunning archival ballet footage and photography to explore how the challenges of the past still exist in the ethereal world of ballet today.
54:30
10 Apr 2018
The Art of Make-Up
written by Max Factor, Sr., 1872-1938; in The American Dancer, Vol. 1, no. 12, June, 1928, The American Dancer, Vol. 1, no. 12, June, 1928 (Los Angeles, CA: American Dancer Publishing Company, 1928, originally published 1928)  
June 1928 make-up column by Max Factor. This article contains material that may be offensive to readers.
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10 Apr 2018
The Art of Make-Up
written by Max Factor, Sr., 1872-1938; in The American Dancer, Vol. 2, no. 9, March-April, 1929, The American Dancer, Vol. 2, no. 9, March-April, 1929 (Los Angeles, CA: American Dancer Publishing Company, 1929, originally published 1929)  
March-April 1929 make-up column by Max Factor. Two articles contain material that may be offensive to readers.
1
10 Apr 2018
Beyond Tokenism
written by Valerie Gladstone; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June, 2005, Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June 2005 (New York, NY: Macfadden Communications Group, 2005, originally published 2005), 32-37  
6
10 Apr 2018
Does Classicism Have a Color?
written by Karyn D. Collins; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June, 2005, Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June 2005 (New York, NY: Macfadden Communications Group, 2005, originally published 2005), 38-43  
"ABT has never had an African American female dancer go very far, so I want to stick with it and be that person.” - Misty Copeland
6
10 Apr 2018
The Concept of Whiteness
written by Brenda Dixon Gottschild, 1943-; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June, 2005, Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June 2005 (New York, NY: Macfadden Communications Group, 2005, originally published 2005), 48-49  
2
10 Apr 2018
Asian Dancers: A Balancing Act
written by Maura Nguyen Donohue, 1972-; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June, 2005, Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June 2005 (New York, NY: Macfadden Communications Group, 2005, originally published 2005), 50-55  
6
10 Apr 2018
Dance Theatre of Harlem
written by Charmaine Patricia Warren, fl. 2013; edited by Wendy Perron, fl. 2004; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 87, no. 2, February, 2013, Dance Magazine, Vol. 87, no. 2, February, 2013 (New York, NY: DanceMedia, 2013, originally published 2013), 39-43  
5
10 Apr 2018
Why I Dance
written by Ashley Murphy, fl. 2002; edited by Jennifer Stahl, 1988-; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 88, no. 3, March, 2014, Dance Magazine, Vol. 88, no. 3, March, 2014 (New York, NY: DanceMedia, 2014, originally published 2014), 72-74  
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10 Apr 2018
Other Voices on Race
interview by Steven Sucato, Rosalynde LeBlanc, fl. 1993 and Ann Farmer, fl. 2008; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June, 2005, Dance Magazine, Vol. 79, no. 6, June 2005 (New York, NY: Macfadden Communications Group, 2005, originally published 2005), 58-65  
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10 Apr 2018
Dance Matters
written by Wendy Perron, fl. 2004; edited by Wendy Perron, fl. 2004; in Dance Magazine, Vol. 85, no. 4, April, 2011, Dance Magazine, Vol. 85, no. 4, April, 2011 (New York, NY: DanceMedia, 2011, originally published 2011), 16-19  
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10 Apr 2018
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