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Marsha Clark & Renee Robinson Profile (1981)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-03

Duration: 00:08:19

Subjects: Clark, Marsha | Robinson, Renee | Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble | African American dancers | Dance | Arts


  • Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
  • Clark, Marsha Interviewee
  • Robinson, Renee Interviewee


This segment from the December 3, 1981, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s profile of Marsha Clark and Renee Robinson, two dancers on tour in Baton Rouge with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (now known as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater). The profile includes footage of Clark and Robinson performing and teaching a master dance class to local dancers. They discuss their love of dance, the difficulties faced by minority dancers in breaking into traditional dance companies, and their love of teaching young dancers.