WED, FEB 12, 6:30PM
$10 General; $5 for Maltz Museum Members
Misty Copeland shattered gender and race barriers in 2015, making history as the first African American principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Copeland also made her Broadway debut in the role of Ivy Smith in the 2015 revival of Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town. The film, A Ballerina’s Tale, intimately documents Copeland’s historic rise while shining a light on the absence of women of color at major ballet companies. The film also explores how ballet’s emphasis on waifish bodies impacts the health of ballerinas while sending a negative message to young fans. Run time: 1h25m followed with a talk-back by ballet dancer, educator, and performer Alexandria Lattimore.