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Sweet Blackberry

Sweet Blackberry

By on Jan 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

10922818_759192844162023_7762401230186700376_nA New Project on Janet Collins 

Maybe you haven’t heard of Janet Collins? She was a 20th century groundbreaking choreographer and ballerina, who also painted. Most notably, Janet was the first and only woman of color to be Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She was also the first black woman  to perform on that stage.

Sweet Blackberry  is teaming up with GAS-ART GIFTS, Pixel Pirate Studio and comedian Chris Rock to animate then to narrate an educational DVD focusing on the experiences  Janet Collins. Actress, Karyn Parsons; the founder of Sweet Blackberry has a mission to “bring little known stories of African American history to children everywhere”. The company’s third DVD project “The Janet Collins Story” will be illustrated by GAS-ART GIFTS owner, R. Gregory Christie and animated by the award winning director and illustrator, Saxton Moore. If you’re in to history and culture then be sure to support Karyn’s’ non profit, she’s doing some amazing and much needed work.

 

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