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'A Ballerina's Tale' - Feature Doc On African American Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland (Fundraising)

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 3, 2013 12:50 PM
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Misty Copeland

The *grind* as they say, continues for Nelson George, who is moving forward on production of his next film, while the last one (Finding The Funk) makes it film festival circuit debut.

This time around, Mr George will focus his lens on Misty Copeland - the first black woman in two decades to be a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, who, just 8 months after suffering a nearly career-ending injury, recently starred in the New York Met’s production of the swashbuckling adventure, Le Corsaire

Among her many accolades, Copeland has also positioned herself as an advocate for opening up ballet to youth of color, and, we could say, is a representation of the future of ballet in America: inclusive and elastic.

George has launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 to be used in production of the film.

This is a project I'd definitely get behind!

Watch the video pitch below, and to make a contribution to the campaign, click HERE or within the widget below:

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  • ALM | October 26, 2013 10:50 PMReply

    Go Misty!

  • dancelover51 | September 28, 2013 12:52 AMReply

    Thanks for highlighting this as I had not seen it yet.

  • Nelson George | September 27, 2013 6:33 PMReply

    Thanks for giving us some love on the site. It's an invaluable resource.

  • JMac | September 27, 2013 4:48 PMReply

    Excellent! I'll definitely contribute. There's not enough attention to Blacks in the Arts .... other than popular music and street dance.

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