The black ballet pioneers
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'Everyone said I was crazy': the black ballet pioneers

The Dance Theatre of Harlem was the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers.

It was founded by Arthur Mitchell in a converted garage in Harlem in 1969.

Virginia Johnson was one of the first dancers to join the company and is now its artistic director.

Witness History: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 11 Sep 2019
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