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.
In attendance for the Q&A will be Director/Producer Frances McElroy, Editor/Associate Producer Meg Sarachan, Outreach Producer Nadine Patterson, and Project Scholar Dr. Joselli Audain Deans.
8:00pm Q & A with Filmmakers and Participants
Thank you for your interest in BLACK BALLERINA. Today additional seats may become available. Please arrive at the venue by 6:45pm to line up to stand in the Wait List Line. If at 7:05pm seats are available, we will start seating people from the Wait List Line on a first come first serve basis.
***DVDs of BLACK BALLERINA will be available for purchase at the event for $20. Payment in cash and check only. Thank You!