Notes from Arden
BY MINDY FARABEE
The annals of dance have all but passed over Bernice Harrison, despite the 10 years she spent as a standout among the 35 members of the First Negro Classic Ballet (FNCB), a pioneering early 20th century company here in Los Angeles. This is the little known story of FNCB, an exalted dance company whose performers did their art after work. They performed internationally, and have been largely forgotten by history.
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