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ABT’s African-American soloist Calvin Royal III continues a legacy

Even before he became American Ballet Theatre’s only African-American male soloist, when he was still a member of the corps de ballet, Calvin Royal III’s presence onstage seemed to command attention. Whether he was one of a group of dancers in “Swan Lake” or another iconic classic or in a contemporary work by an up-and-coming choreographer, he stood out.

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Ailey celebrates 60th anniversary by nurturing new talent

Sixty years in the life of any company is an accomplishment, but in the life of a Black dance company, it is a triumph against tremendous odds.

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Ailey celebrates 60th anniversary by nurturing new talent

Sixty years in the life of any company is an accomplishment, but in the life of a Black dance company, it is a triumph against tremendous odds, especially when that company first came into existence during the racial unrest characterized by this country’s tumultuous civil rights era.

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Arthur Mitchell: The man and his legacy

Arthur Mitchell, the internationally recognized dancer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and visionary, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, after a long illness. He was 84 years old.

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Arthur Mitchell: The man and his legacy

Arthur Mitchell, the internationally recognized dancer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and visionary, who made history in 1956 as the first Black member of the New York City Ballet and in 1969 as founder of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, after a long illness

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Arthur Mitchell, legendary ballet trailblazer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the legendary force of nature who changed the face of American dance, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Manhattan. He was 84.

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Alicia Graf, former DTH and Ailey lead dancer, makes history at Juilliard

This semester, when dance students flock through the glass doors of the Juilliard School, they will be greeted by a history-making director of the school’s Dance Division.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers reflect as company turns 50

Dance Theatre of Harlem, the ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 and led today by former DTH ballerina Virginia Johnson, kicks off a months long 50th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center Saturday, Aug. 4.

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The Alvin Ailey School strikes a ‘Pose’

“Pose,” the new FX television show, is primarily about the often overlooked transgender members of the LGBTQ community and the 1980s ballroom scene associated with the dance craze known as voguing.

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Camille A. Brown makes historic moves with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

When some 6 million viewers tuned in to watch John Legend as Jesus Christ, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Alice Cooper as King Herod in NBC’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical “Jesus Christ, Superstar” a few weeks ago, they also had an opportunity to see the magnificent work of the talented young African-American choreographer/dancer, Camille A. Brown.

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