The popular ballerina doubted because she spoke out against the practice that she would ever be invited back to Bolshoi Theatre in Russia
Legendary ballerina Misty Copeland addressed the backlash she received in December when she called out of the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia for dressing their ballet dancers up in blackface — a practice that is common Russian ballet.
Throughout the Ebony Enterprise Women of energy Summit on Friday, Copeland stated Ebony dancers continue steadily to face discrimination. Nevertheless, whenever she addressed it, she received backlash from those who managed to get about her bullying ballet that is young in place of exactly exactly what it is actually about: blackface is rampant in Russian ballets.
“They’re (Bolshoi Theatre) one of several biggest, many companies that are elite the planet, they’re in Russia, plus they nevertheless perform in blackface, ” Copeland said during the summit.
“I … caused it to be conscious to your wider globe by simply posting an image of this girls that are little blackface. Continue reading “Misty Copeland discusses Russian ballerinas in blackface during Females of Power Summit”