Wisconsin Life

The Greatest: A Dance Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Clip: Season 4 Episode 6 | 2m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

Peggy Choy, a professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin and director of her own New York troupe, came of age in Hawaii during the turbulent sixties and seventies. Ali’s reaching out to Asian Americans had an impact on Peggy. “He said, ‘Muhammad Ali is my Asian name,’” she remembers. In 2013 Peggy's troupe created “The Greatest” – a dance performed at a New York gym where Ali once trained.

Aired: 07/11/16

Rating: TV-G

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