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LANDSCAPE WITH MOVING FIGURES FOR BALLET DEVOTESS, BY LAURA JACOBS.
DANCE became Laura's life, her longing. From ballet classes in Chicago to the Rozak Academy to writing dance reviews for a Chicago Paper gave birth to her embracing the idea of being a dance critic.
Dance critics everywhere agree that ballet is the most unforgiving of the ARTS. From the very youngest age an aspiring dancer's body is scrutinized and judged: too tall, too short, too fat, legs not long enough and that's just the start. And then there's the matter of race. Would a black dancer alter the uniformity of a line of white swans in "Swan Lake" and other classics?
A ballerina's unique story...etc.
Can an African-American survive in...etc.
At the age of thirteen...etc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem...etc.
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