New documentary film series shines a spotlight on a little-known African American subculture and the unknown pioneers who helped shape Black and Cuban entertainment during Jim Crow. Watch Part One in Celebration of Black History Month! DURHAM, N.C. – Feb. 22, 2021 – PRLog — Step right up, folks! The last remaining great Black troupers are finally telling … Continue reading JIG SHOW!? Brown-Skinned Showgirls, One Legged Tappers, and a Lucumi Ritual Dance. Celebrating Black History.
August 5, 6 pm-730 pm EST on Zoom/Facebook Live. Join the New York School of Burlesque Book club show for an hour of books and burlesque! Burlesque Historian Bebe Bardot will guest host, interviewing author/filmmaker Leslie Cunningham about her book Brown Skin Showgirls. Learn more now.
A documentary film series by Leslie Cunningham
Logline: The glorious legend of Leon Claxton’s Harlem in Havana, a so-called Jig Show that endures racism, segregation and immigration laws to become popular in the 1940s through the 1960s. Read more at jigshow.com
A short doc film by Leslie Cunningham. (2018, RT 11:42 min)
Logline: When Dina learns her real father passed away, she sets out on a cross country journey to meet three sisters she never met. Watch now.
A documentary film by Leslie Cunningham. (2012, RT 52 min)
“Yo Amo Cuba” Series
In 2018, Leslie traveled to Havana, Cuba and captured photographs in the vibrant city. In her art photography series, “Yo Amo Cuba”, Leslie experiments with the pop art technique as a way to call attention to her subjects. The art photography series includes the following: