The Black Achievement Month pays attention to black role models and achievers in different ways throughout the month of October. There are exhibitions and debates, but also theater, dance and film. By offering black role models a stage, attention is paid to their – sometimes underexposed – performance, now and in the past.
The National Ballet presents during this event an evening entirely dedicated to the soloist Michaela DePrince. She was born in Sierra Leone and grew up in the United States. Together with her adoptive mother, Elaine DePrince, she wrote the book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Michaela is ambassador of War Child and is also committed in other ways to give war children a future. During this evening she dances a number of works, a short video portrait about her is shown and there is a Q & A. An spiring night.