Karon Davis Highlights Challenges Faced by Black Ballet Dancers

Karon Davis's art exhibition addresses the hardships of Black ballet dancers through sculpted realities, with support from her father Ben Vereen.

In her exhibition 'Beauty Must Suffer' at Salon 94, Karon Davis, with the presence of her father Ben Vereen, brings attention to the often unseen struggles that Black ballet dancers endure. The show features life-size plaster sculptures of dancers and explores themes of race and perseverance in ballet through these poignant figures, alongside performances bringing the sculptures to life.