Upcoming Event in Atlanta!Posted: April 20, 2016
I am absolutely thrilled about this play and can’t wait to take my daughter and invite my girlfriends.
Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina is a poignant and entrancing play inspired by some of the greatest black ballerinas that have ever graced the stage.
The word ‘ballerina’ traditionally invokes the image of a beautiful and radiant Caucasian woman dancing with classical grace. However, that misconception has been shattered forever thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland – a dancer who has made history as a member of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and as the first African American Female Principal Dancer. Ms. Copeland, along with Lauren Anderson (Houston Ballet), Aesha Ash (New York City Ballet), and Janet Collins (Metropolitan Ballet) are known as trailblazers, who have been breaking the barriers with fortitude and grace.
The story line of Blue Butterfly is mesmerizing. On April 4, 1968, the world as we knew it was changed forever. The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a profound impression on thousands of individuals, and a call for change and freedom resounded from coast to coast. The central character of the play, Anya Duport (an upper-class, Caucasian and gifted ballerina) feels increasingly suffocated by her overpowering mother. She searches for her own sense of ‘change’ and ‘freedom,’ and ultimately finds herself in the arms of Samuel Christopher Jackson, a black man. Together, they create something incredibly precious – a daughter who will one day become the first African-American ballerina.
Based on Marian L. Thomas’ acclaimed book, Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina will offer a memorable performance from June 17 through June 19, 2016, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA. It is a love story that delivers a powerful and emotional story of secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss – Bouldin, Blue Butterfly – The Black Ballerina is guaranteed to touch the hearts of all women – and the men who love them – everywhere. With the book already getting rave reviews, the play is anticipated to attract an unprecedented attendance.
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