REASON TO DANCE

Program Details
Air Time: 
03/11/2014 - 9:00pm - 9:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.artsincontext.org
PSIP Description: 
China Smith is on a quest to spread awareness of the African diaspora through contemporary dance.
Long Description: 
As a mother, teacher, and dancer, China Smith is on a quest to spread awareness about the mixed nature and diversity of the African diaspora through contemporary dance. Her company, Ballet Afrique, employs a synthesis of ballet and modern blended with Afrocentric undertones to articulate the human condition and spirit through the unbounded art form of dance. As Smith wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet, she continues to cement herself as an indelible and essential part of the dance scene.