The Wire re-up: season five, episode 10 – Baltimore's Academy Awards

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Season five, episode 10

So this is it ­– our last re-up. Over the past 14 months we've discussed drug policy, race, the decline of the working class, the place of women
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Vive La Difference

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Many specialized segments of our society don't reflect the population's full range of racial and ethnic diversity, but the dance world is certainly not one of them. Despite its rarefied nature, the art of dance attracts a variegated roster of performers and choreographers, many of whom also reflect diverse cultural sensibilities in their movement styles and musical choices. I recently spoke with three distinguished dance-company directors and choreographers about how their troupes and their work mirror current demographic diversities. Dwight Rhoden: Complexions Contemporary Ballet "I like to think that when we came on the scene we really changed the playing field and had an impact on diversity in the dance world," says Dwight Rhoden, a co-founding artistic director, with the celebrated African-American dancer Desmond Richardson, of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a company whose name mirrors its mission to reflect the vast variety of human complexions. Founded in 1994, the New York-based troupe
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