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Donald McKayle: Heartbeats of a Dance Maker

Narrated by Della Reese with additional commentary by Harry Belafonte

Year: 2008, 60 mins
Code: PB-Donald
ISBN: 0871272806

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Celebrate the life and work of Donald McKayle, whose contributions as choreographer, dancer and teacher have enriched our nation's cultural heritage. Never before seen archival footage enhances the narrations of Della Reese and Harry Belafonte as they guide you through McKayle s contributions to his time. Sit in on a complete conversation between Reese and McKayle and view the entire, unedited interview with Harry Belafonte in the Special Features selection.

As the passion and optimism of McKayle's choreography transcends racial and cultural boundaries, his body of work reflects his faith in the human spirit and his belief in the redeeming quality of love. This documentary includes excerpts from Rainbow Round My Shoulder, Heartbeats, Saturday s Child, District Storyville, They Called Her Moses, House of Tears, Minstrel Man and Libertango

Narrated by Della Reese; additional commentary by Harry Belafonte, McKayle's wife, Lea Vivante, and dancers. Performers include José Limón Dance Company and the San Jose / Cleveland Ballet.

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