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Tradition meets the contemporary: Compagnie Jant-Bi

Full disclosure, choreographer Robyn Orlin is a white South African and her recent work, “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves,” at Peak Performances (Jan. 24 through Feb. ...

Cuba’s vibrant ‘Havana Rakatan’ comes to New York City

Cuban dance and music explode onto the stage at City Center Theater Feb. 18 through Feb. 22 when Ballet Rakatan, accompanied by the eight-piece Cuban son band Turquino kicks off its vibrant program, “Havana Rakatan,” which promises to generate enough ...

February dance calendar 2015

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater for their annual season, celebrating 30 years.

Reliving Ailey at City Center 2014

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took over the New York City Center stage for their annual month-long season.

This year, consider AUDELCO and support Black theater

As you begin the new year and decide what you want to do with some of your extra money or time, consider getting involved with AUDELCO, the nonprofit organization that has been supporting Black theater for 42 years.

Tonya Pinkins stars in ‘Rasheeda Speaking,’ directed by Cynthia Nixon

Seeing the title of Joel Drake Johnson’s play, “Rasheeda Speaking,” you are eager to hear what this Black woman has to say. But, according to Cynthia Nixon, who makes her directing debut with the play, Rasheeda is not a character ...

Black theater Year in Review

2014 was a phenomenal year for Black theater.

Wallace is a powerhouse in Frederick Douglass play—hurry!

You only have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to go to the ArcLight Theatre and experience a one-man tribute to Frederick Douglass.

Celebrating women with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Deck the halls! It’s that time of year! Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season comes to the City Center Theater and runs through Sunday, Jan. 4.

Black Theater exhibit opens at Interchurch Center

In 2005, Community Works NYC, a nonprofit arts and educational organization with deep roots in Harlem, staged “Harlem Is … Theater,” a path-breaking exhibition exploring the rich history of Black theater in Harlem and beyond.

Nas play brings sold-out audience to the Schomburg

Nas is having a big year in media, and he got even more shine this past November with a play inspired by his classic debut album, “Illmatic.”

One love: Marley feted at the Apollo

This past Saturday, the Apollo Theater celebrated the 35th anniversary of reggae icon Bob Marley’s Apollo debut with two big blowout concerts.

The Iconic Ben Vereen talks ‘Top Five’

Ben Vereen discusses his exciting new role in the upcoming film "Top Five"

Community Affairs Calendar 11/20-11/26

Greetings! President Barack Obama has announced that Stevie Wonder, Meryl Streep, Tom Brokaw and 16 others will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House Nov. 24 for their achievements and accomplishments.

‘Brownsville’ captivating, moving theater

Lizan Mitchell opens “brownsville song (b-side for tray)” with one of the most moving, riveting and emotional monologues I have heard in a play in years.