The Darlene Blackburn Dance Troupe
Awakening

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Awakening - A talented group of young Chicago performers, the Darlene Blackburn Dance Troupe, toured Nigeria and Ghana and then created an Afro-American dance style from their experiences. Awakening, the principle work in the performance, was their synthesis of two traditions.