Carmen de Lavallade, a Dance Legend, to Skip a White House Reception

by: Michael Cooper The New York Times
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It is not just business executives who are moving away from President Trump after his remarks about neo-Nazis, white supremacists and protesters. The dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, who will be honored by the Kennedy Center in December, announced on Thursday that she will forgo the related reception at the White House.

Dance Legend, Carmen de Lavallade. (Screengrab from YouTube video)

“In light of the socially divisive and morally caustic narrative that our current leadership is choosing to engage in, and in keeping with the principles that I and so many others have fought for, I will be declining the invitation to attend the reception at the White House,” Ms. de Lavallade, 86, said in a statement. More….

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