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The brand promises to introduce shades of darker clothing after dancers petition for more leather-inclusive dancewear



The brand promises to introduce shades of darker clothing after dancers petition for more leather-inclusive dancewear

Written by Alaa Elassar, CNN

Dancewear companies around the world promise to introduce various shades of skin-colored clothing after the dancers demand greater inclusiveness.

Dance community members start a plea at urges dancewear companies to offer more choices of clothing and shoes for color dancers. The petition, which calls for the Capezio dancewear brand, collected nearly 320,000 signatures.
Less than a week after the petition began, Capezio CEO Michael Terlizzi issued statement thanking “hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world” for signing it. Capezio is a “leading dance specialty retailer” who describes himself.

“We have heard messages from our local dance community who want pointe shoes that reflect the color of their skin, and will now offer our two most popular style of pointe shoes as stock items available throughout the world, Autumn 2020 in darker shades, “Said Terlizzi.

Australian dancewear company, Bloch, also promised to include more dark colors in the coming season.

“Thank you for being involved in the conversation with us. We have listened carefully, reflected on what we are doing and what we can do better and acknowledged that we have not moved fast enough,” Bloch said in a statement.

“We are fully committed to following up on this plan and confirming that we will introduce darker shades into Pointe shoes and the Blochsox range this Fall, with further product announcements to follow. We will also discuss our color names and make changes as soon as possible. . “

Demanding diversity in dance

In various forms of dance, including ballet, dancers work to achieve perfect uniformity that depends on their skin-colored tights and pointe shoes to give the illusion that their feet – including ankles and feet – are all one piece.

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Black dancers who can’t find shoes darker than traditional “European pink” colors try hard to make their footwear match their skin color.

Briana Bell, an 18-year-old dance major at Alabama State University, knows firsthand the difficulties that come with being a black dancer in a world that doesn’t often see people of color.

Bell spent hours using tube after tube foundation to paint his shoes to match the color of his skin.

“This issue is very important because as black women, we are discriminated enough in normal daily life, and we don’t have to face this problem in dance too – especially when tools to correct problems are available and have been going on for decades,” Bell to CNN.

“Everyone is too accustomed to ignoring us and excluding us, and we are accustomed to taking it so that the problem has been occupied for too long without any action. Everything we go through to be considered equal is absolutely ridiculous …”

Bell used a foundation to paint her shoes to match the color of her skin. Credit: Thanks to Karen Bell

Bell, who has been dancing since she was 3 years old, posted on Twitter urging people to sign the petition. It collected more than 350,000 likes and 160,000 retweets.

While offering darker shades in shoes, tights and tight shirts is the first step, there is another problem that Bell wants to see about the address of the dance world. For example, while ballet and modern dance are requirements for students learning dance, African dance is not one of them.

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Another problem is natural hair. Bell said many black dancers “were forced to straighten their hair and tried hard to adjust to the standards set by the director of white dance.”

“Seeing that Capezio and Bloch have decided to obey our wishes has made me very happy,” he added. “Knowing that I have helped in any way to make it easier for black dancers around the world and make it so that little black girls don’t have to make their pointe shoes in the future bring joy to my heart.”

Bell said the struggle for representation and equality was not over, and he planned to continue to advocate color dancers.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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