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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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