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Notes from New Orleans is a peek inside the life and culture of the Crescent City.

Young Dance Troupe Confronts Gentrification And Displacement

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Dancing Grounds
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The dancers of DG Uprising.

Simply the word gentrification is enough to spark heated debate, especially in a city as steeped in history and as fiercely loyal to its neighborhoods as New Orleans. A young dance troupe is addressing the issue in a singular way. NolaVie’s Brian Friedman invited Jeremy Guyton, youth program director for Dancing Grounds, as well as Akelah Sabreen, a student in the program, into the studio to discuss their upcoming festival, which is called Dance for Social Change.

 

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