Episode 226: Thomas F. DeFrantz, PhD

Thomas F. DeFrantz, dance researcher and Chair of African American Studies at Duke University, offers a history of the African-American presence in American ballet. Focusing on the historical moments that predicted a growing presence, DeFrantz considers how African-American audiences, dancemakers, and performing artists have shifted and revised ballet’s possibilities as an art form. 

Header Image: Ana Sophia Scheller and Tiit Helimets // © Erik Tomasson

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