What does ballet mean to you?
Is it about a body type or racial identity or history? Or is it, at its core, just about dance? A trip into Black imagination, and a look at how a Pioneer Square artist community is hanging on.
Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.
Theresa Ruth Howard
The push to make classical art forms more inclusive is far from new – but this year, more people seems to be listening. In the ballet world, dancer and educator Theresa Ruth Howard is among those leading the charge.
Natasha Marin, Black Imagination
Imagine a world where you are loved, safe, and valued. That is unfortunately not the world that many Black people live in today – but Seattle artist Natasha Marin is inviting folks to dream it into being. Her new book is called Black Imagination: Black Voices on a Black Future.
Good Art in Pioneer Square
An artist loft whose tenants are also all artists in an economic downturn. This is not the plot of RENT – it’s the reality of Jane Richlovsky, who owns the Good Art building in Pioneer Square.