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White Silence Can Be Golden

by Marilee Jolin

On Saturday night, I had the distinct privilege of attending Spectrum Dance Theatre’s production of A Rap on Race.  The script is an adaptation of the 1970 recorded conversation between poet and author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead.  Baldwin (portrayed by local, Tony-award winning choreographer Donald Byrd) and Mead (played by actress Julie Briskman) sit on a raised platform discussing race in America – their tense and powerful conversation reflected in the evocative movements of the superb dancers below them. Continue reading White Silence Can Be Golden