Unformatted text preview: Ringshout: first string, religious. Cakewalk: Second string, for the benefit of the audience. Minstrel performances: white people painted their faces black and did satirical performances portraying black people. Arthur Mitchell: black classical ballet dancer, started the African American Ballet School in the 1960’s. Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus Ailey (1959): created company. Michelle Nichels: Star Trek (1960’s) Joins Dace Company of Harlem 1971: Starts Dance Theatre of Harlem...
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- Spring '08
- New York City Ballet, Katherine Dunham