The Many Colors of Black Dance

The Ailey troupe and its audiences seem as near to color-neutral as American culture gets these days. The repertory has shifted from what I think of as the wonderful “juice and joy” pieces that once largely defined black dance to choreography that makes fewer allusions to race or African-American culture. The world has changed, and dance with it.

The above is from an insightful piece by Jennifer Dunning in the NY Times. I think it is interesting to juxtapose this to the discussion going on at the danceblog.

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