America’s Black Dance Companies Struggle Through The Recession

Fifty years ago, African-American dancers were very lucky indeed if they could find any professional company that would hire them. Since then, a wealth of black dance troupes – from the Alvin Ailey company to Philadanco to Urban Bush Women – has arisen and thrived. Yet the Great Recession has decimated funders’ endowments and made presenters skittish, and those companies are facing a more difficult environment than ever before.

The Root 06/26/10 (includes slideshow)

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