Economist Radio
Economist Radio
Dec 24, 2020
The Economist Asks: Misty Copeland
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Was the first black principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre earlier denied roles because of her skin colour? She tells host, Anne McElvoy, how dance saved her from a difficult childhood and about her first performance in a classic Christmas production. And, which ballets would she remove from the repertoire?


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