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Step in time: how to save the legacy of dance from being lost in history (The Guardian)

Lyndsey Winship, March 2020

London-based dancer Zinzi Minott is currently creating her own living archive of black dance – an area she says has a lack of tangible documentation – which she’ll be dancing on repeat in a 24-hour performance at Gateshead’s Baltic gallery

“I went to [Trinity] Laban, one of the best dance schools in Europe, and I wasn’t given any information about black dance in the UK,” she says. “I was only shown Alvin Ailey. If you teach Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham but you don’t show Katherine Dunham or Pearl Primus then you have a history of contemporary dance full of holes.”

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