Sources: Lansing State Journal – By Alex Woody | All Things Michael
This winter, Complexions Dance will come to Wharton Center. Known as the first American multicultural company, founded by Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, Complexions Contemporary Dance boasts a new exciting genre of dance that combines the best of athleticism, lyricism, technical training, and experience. Tickets to see Complexions Contemporary Dance can be purchased on http://www.whartoncenter.com/ or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
Throughout history, African-Americans have pioneered many movements throughout dance history and culture. From crafting iconic choreography, innovating popularized dance, and integrating dance companies, check out these 5 iconic African-American moments in dance!
1. Thriller – Michael Jackson
Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of dance choreography of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video took the world by storm with its dance choreography. The choreography is still paid homage to today, remembered yearly as Halloween rolls around.
2. Misty Copeland is promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater
This last June, Misty Copeland made ballet history when she became the first African American dancer to be named the principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.
3. Josephine Baker’s Banana Dance
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