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Season 34, Episode 11 Dance in America: Dancing in the Light

First Aired: June 20, 2007

Dance routines by black choreographers are highlighted in “Dance in America: Dancing in the Light.” Included: “Ostrich,” by Asadata Dafora; and “Barrelhouse Blues,” by Katherine Dunham. Also: “Strange Fruit,” by Pearl Primus; “Mourner's Bench,” by Talley Beatty; “Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder,” by Donald McKayle; and “D-Man in the Waters,” by Bill T. Jones. Hosted by Taye Diggs.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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