Film: 5451

Dance | 1970 | Sound | Colour

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Dance Theatre of Harlem, African American ballet 1970's
Arthur Mitchell, founder of DTH, rehearsing. Mitchell teaching ballet to children in a church basement studio. Mitchell (in v/o) explains how the discipline of dancing helps children. The DTH performing group quiz Mitchell on his start in dance. The company performs for a group of schoolchildren. Demonstrating a standard ballet class, including bar work and centre exercises. Performance extracts, "Fete Noire", "Biosphere", and Balanchine pieces.


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