Poetry in Motion
Original Airdate: 2/7/1974
Afro-American artists - Boston - Massachusetts
Afro-Americans in the performing arts
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry - Women authors
Public Affairs: Current Events
Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
Program focuses on African Americans in the performing arts and their sources of inspiration. Poetry in Motion consists of in-studio performances and interviews with members of the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (in residency in Boston), Boston-based poets Sam Stamper, Larry Roland, and Alta Starr, and painter Hermone Futrell. Dances performed are the "Doogla" (about east and west Indian men and women) and "Come Go with Me to My Father's House" (performed to a spiritual by the same name). Host Topper Carew talks with artists between performance segments to provide insight into their work. Original air date estimated.
Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, The (dancers)
Hermone Futrell (painter)
Larry Roland (poetry reading)
Sam Stamper (poetry reading)
Alta Starr (poetry reading)
Barbara Barrow (assistant director)
Henry Johnson (filmmaker)
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