Many learned of Ntozake Shange's ability to blend movement with words when her acclaimed choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf made its way to Broadway in 1976. In this tribute to those who taught her to have a passion for Black rhythm, movement, and dance, Shange praises the often unrecognized pioneers who continued the path Katherine Dunham paved through the 20th century, and interviews choreographers Mickey Davidson, Halifu Osumare, Camille Brown, and Dianne McIntyre.
"A gorgeous last offering from one of our most gifted and multifaceted artists…. These insightful interviews, ruminations, and reflections will continue to be a balm, across generations, from her to us."—Edwidge Danticat