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A.I.M.’s Tamisha Guy on Dance in the Time of COVID

Tamisha A. Guy, the charismatic young dancer and rehearsal director of Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M. (Abraham. In. Motion) has captured the hearts and minds of critics and audiences alike since joining the company in 2014.

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Black Joy goes viral with Ailey Season 2020 online

Black Joy goes viral on Dec. 2, when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) kicks off its first-ever virtual season celebrating six decades of a modern dance masterpiece––“Revelations.”

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A tribute to visionary Ntozake Shange’s Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance

Visionary poet and playwright Ntozake Shange’s first posthumously published book, “Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance” (Beacon Press, 2020) was recently treated to a virtual launch by her alma mater Barnard College’s Shange Magic project, in collaboration with Beacon Press and the Shange Literary Trust

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Calvin Royal III: 1st Black male principal with ABT in two decades

Another extraordinary African American has joined Misty Copeland in the roster of American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancers.

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Kevin Jeff’s Deeply Rooted performs South African Tshabalala’s Indumba on JoyceStream

Dance in the time of COVID is being creative and using the internet to present a dizzying proliferation of performances, workshops and panel discussions.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrates Arthur Mitchell’s legacy

Any other time, a celebration of the legacy of the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s visionary founder Arthur Mitchell, on the second anniversary of his passing, would have been a star-studded live event

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‘Black Hearts Are Burning’ discusses systemic racism in dance

The far-reaching impact of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police which sparked protestors around the globe and the resounding rallying cry that Black Lives Matter were echoed in spirit Sunday.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem announces online platform, programs

Dance online, which has flourished during the pandemic, just got even more exciting.

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DanceAfrica 2020: The indomitable cultural celebration continues—online

It’s time, and DanceAfrica will not disappoint. On Monday, May 18, it launched a digital series of public programs celebrating the nation’s largest African dance festival and the community that created it and the one that supports it.

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Legendary choreographer, dancer, director Louis Johnson passes

Louis Johnson, the legendary choreographer, dancer, director who did it all—ballet, modern, jazz, Broadway, opera and film—even as he generously taught and mentored countless young, gifted and aspiring talents, passed away March 31, at the age of 90.

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