Urban Bush Women, inspired by Coltrane

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, discusses the company.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The gift that keeps on giving

Dec. 2, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater swept on stage at New York’s City Center exuding warmth, radiating brilliance and lighting up the night. If this opening night of its five-week winter season is any indication, audiences are in ...

‘The Wiz’ toe-tapping musical fun

NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition: a three-hour live production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road.

Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo

Celebrating 45 years of repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico made its annual holiday return to the Apollo stage.

AUDELCOs: Celebrating the Black theater family

Last Monday, Symphony Space was the place to be for members of the Black theater family

Ballet Hispanico to collaborate with Apollo Theater, host performances for youth

A few years ago, I rang up the PR team of Ballet Hispanico and asked to watch a rehearsal, and they said yes. I love dance but never felt comfortable enough to really dig in and write about it.

Jose Limón: A legend lives on

The late choreographer and early modern dance pioneer Jose Limón will always be recognized for his tremendous contributions in bringing breath to dance...

Donald Byrd’s ‘Minstrel Show’ back in NYC

Minstrelsy is a difficult topic. The choreographer Donald Byrd agrees.

Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’ stark, compelling drama at public

Nothing but a one-room hovel with a corrugated tin roof.

‘Eclipsed’ offers blinding spotlight on mistreatment of women

The Public Theater is a leader in presenting relevant plays about real and devastating subjects that people around the world have endured and survived.

November 2015 dance calendar

In the same year that they celebrate 45 years of Latin culture through dance, Ballet Hispanico, under Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro, comes together with the Apollo Theater in co-commissioning the evening-length...

And the AUDELCO nomination goes to ...

In 2014 and 2015, Black theater has shined so brightly.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers playing for real

Camille A. Brown is a consummate soloist.

Donald Byrd talks about ‘The Minstrel Show Revisited’

When Donald Byrd’s “The Minstrel Show Revisited” is presented at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Oct. 30, it will be a perfect example, not of art imitating life, but of art illuminating life.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers playing for real

Camille A. Brown is a consummate soloist. For the debut performance and the premiere of “BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play” at the Joyce Theater, Brown and her company, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, played to mostly sold-out houses.