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Dance Black America

Year: 1990, 88 mins
Code: PB-Danbl

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Documents a four-day festival celebrating the evolution of black dance, from the sly parody of plantation quadrilles known as the Cakewalk to contemporary sophistication at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Features The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Mama Lu Parks' Jazz Dancers, Garth Fagan's Bucket Dance Theatre and more.

Narrated by Geoffrey Holder.

Narrated by Geoffrey Holder.

Festival Artistic Director: Harold Pierson/Lenwood Sloan
Festival Music Director: Rudy Stevenson
Filmed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus
Produced by Pennebaker Associates, Inc. and State University of New York

One of the most exuberant and touching dance programs ever to be seen on television. -- Jennifer Dunning, New York Times

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