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This is part one of a seven-part series in which I feature guests who are all People of Color who performed in Hallelujah Hollywood!, Jubilee!, and/or Hello, Hollywood, Hello! between 1973-2016. I begin this journey by talking about my own experience with diversity growing up, moving into the world of entertainment in the ballet company and then the Jubilee! company, by the year 2000.
I then bring in Jakki Ford to share her thoughts on diversity and the future of this country. She will return next week with a full episode sharing more of her stories from the Ebony line in both Hallelujah Hollywood and Jubilee. Enjoy!
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Jakki again mentions her aunt’s time as a Showgirl in Idlewild and the movie that was made. Here’s the trailer. Looks like fun!!
ep 035 Diversifying the Narrative: stories from dancers of the line formerly known as the Ebony line and beyond part 7
I had the honor of speaking to dancers from the line formerly known as the Ebony line for this special episode. Make sure to listen to each of their individual episodes in addition to this culmination of this special series. Featuring Pete Menefee, Jakki Ford, Anthony Brown, Gayve Littles, Victor Littles, Frieda Bronfin, Eileen Ryans Scott and Andrew Branche.
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