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Misty Copeland's 'A Ballerina's Tale' Contends Race in Ballet, Debuts on PBS

Misty Copeland, 'A Ballerina's Tale', Race in Ballet, Debuts on PBS >>

The sphere of ballet is often associated with seemingly emaciated, white ballerinas. As is the focus with the latest documentary about the world of dance--which premiered tonight, Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. on PBS--ballerina Misty Copeland shows what racism pervades the landscape and how being a black woman contends what the art's aesthetic.

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Misty Copeland's 'A Ballerina's Tale,' Directed by Nelson George, to Debut at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival >>

Misty Copeland is a continuing force behind that idea that, if you follow your dreams, nothing is impossible. To wit, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival will debut filmmaker Nelson George’s documentary on the trailblazing dancer, entitled 'A Ballerina’s Tale.' Other films debuting include a curious documentary on the iconic Mary J. Blige.

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