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S1 E5 · A State of Dance
The Awe-Inspiring Journeys of Zelma Badu-Younge
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Season One, Episode Five: This month’s guest is Zelma Badu-Younge, Ph.D. Zelma Badu-Younge is Professor of Dance, and Director of the School of Dance, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Zelma Badu-Younge, one of the most charismatic cultural fusion artists, captivates her audience as she steps on stage. This mesmerizing performer is considered one of the most electrifying choreographers, with her high-energy synthesis of West African traditions combined with other world dance forms.

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