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Ascension. Michaela DePrince of Dutch National Ballet.

Colored Pencil on paper.


By Its Cover

There are parts of writing and publishing that I love and parts I absolutely abhor. I hate writing a blurb (that handful of paragraphs on the back of the book that tells you, the reader, what it’s all about – without giving away too much, of course). 759 more words


DANCE IN CINEMA. MiNA Recommends: “First Position” (Part II)

Continuing our two-part review of director Bess Kargman’s extraordinary 2011 documentary feature “First Position” — about youth ballet competition, we resume with coverage of… 1,433 more words


Film Review: First Position

The Youth American Grand Prix is the world’s largest ballet competition that awards full scholarships and job contracts to dancers ages 9-19. Each year over 5,000 dancers enter the Youth American Grand Prix semi-finals held in 15 cities around the world. 603 more words


SPOTLIGHT - Michaela DePrince, The Black Ballerina Taking Flight

In 1995, a little girl was born in  the war-torn West African country, Sierra Leone. Her name was Mabinty Bangura. Due to civil unrest in the country, Mabinty lost both her parents by the age 3.   805 more words


Bees, batching it, basic incomes, Confucius, and a brand new ballet

Sally’s tennis team made it to the state finals, which was in Greensboro this week. Of course we were proud of her, but also concerned, since this meant leaving Gabe and me, and the three cats and two dogs, to fend for ourselves for a few days. 1,033 more words