August 14, 2012
A sea of bodies in purple shirts dances to the sonic beats of hip-hop in the third-floor rehearsal studios of Gallery 37 on Randolph Street.The 40-plus… More ›
By: Theresa Ruth Howard
So far, the fervor to create diversity in ballet has primarily focused on dancers. Less attention has been paid to the work that they’ll encounter once they arrive.Yet the cultivation of ballet choreographers of color (specifically black choreographers) through traditional pathways of choreographic training grounds remains virtually impossible. Luis Vazquez, who began dancing in Joffrey’s community engagement program, After School Matters, was chosen as a 2018 Winner, coming full circle.