PRESS AND NEWS
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet’s “Constellation Project” Maps the Complex Histories of 6 Dance Pioneers
MoBBallet Honors Black History Month With New Digital InstallationPress release pick-up
New Digital Exhibit THE CONSTELLATION PROJECT: MAPPING THE STARS OF BALLET Live NowKey Caption:Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet’s (MoBBallet) newest digital exhibit “The Constellation Project: Mapping the Dark Stars of Ballet” brings into view the lives, relationships and artistic collaborations of key Black ballet dancers to show their influence in the development of major Black dance organizations and American ballet as a whole. The exhibit uses art and graphic design to create a digital galaxy that is both visually compelling and educational. The exhibit is live on the company’s site MoBBallet.org and advances the company’s commitment to ensure that the names and stories of Black ballet dancers are included in the history of dance.
In addition to building a growing digital archive of photos, videos and stories of Black ballet dancers, MoBBallet hosts live gatherings to foster deeper connections and understanding within the dance community at large. On February 20, 12:00-2:00 EST they will host “Check-in and Checkup,” for members of “The Village” to share their activism work and give and receive support in the community. Attendance is FREE but registration is required at this link.
Stunning exhibition celebrates the forgotten contributions of Black ballet dancersKey Caption:A new online exhibition aims to highlight the impact of Black ballet dancers throughout the history of the classic discipline. Launched by Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet [MoBBallet],‘The Constellation Project: Mapping the Dark Stars of Ballet’, will feature the work and influence of Black dancers who have traditionally been excluded from the history books. Since MoBBallet launched in 2015 as a digital archive preserving the history of Black people in ballet, it has been documenting oral histories, archiving historical photos, and serving as a resource for anyone interested in the professional field of ballet. Founder Theresa Ruth Howard says the platform was founded as a way to lift up the long legacy of Black people in ballet globally.
STUNNING EXHIBITION CELEBRATES FORGOTTEN CONTRIBUTIONS OF BLACK BALLET DANCERS
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Theresa Ruth Howard launches online MoBBallet project
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Dance News: Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) To Release “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet” This SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
The Dance Enthusiast Asks: MoBBallet Founder Theresa Ruth Howard on the History of Black Ballet Dancers
February 28, 2017
Where Are All the Ballet Dancers of Color?
The organization, Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet), hosted a viewing and discussion panel at The Painted Bride Arts Center in Old City on Saturday, Oct. 28, on the subject of MoBBallet’s most recent video series, “And Still They Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet.”
ONLINE SERIES TELLS STORIES OF 3 BLACK BALLERINAS