Arthur Mitchell, the pioneering ballet dancer, artistic director and choreographer who, in the 1950s, became the first African-American principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was celebrated at Columbia University Oct. 27 and 28.
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.
And we’re back with Part 2, as promised, of the Misty Copeland interview with Amsterdam News. So let’s read on!
We sit down for an interview with ballerina Misty Copeland.
On Aug. 13, at Hostos Community College, some 100 youngsters, 11 to 14 years of age, burst onto the stage of the main theater in a program bristling with energy, enthusiasm and talent, demonstrating not only what they learned but also how much fun they had during a six-week stint this summer at CAS/AileyCamp
In the lead up to Misty Copeland’s Aug. 25 debut in the Broadway musical “On the Town” at the Lyric Theatre, anticipation-inducing announcements of her limited engagement were everywhere.
Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison perches on the edge of his seat in front of the mirrored wall of his Harlem rehearsal studio.
Friday, July 17, still aglow from the promotion that made her the first African-American principal ballerina with American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland joined three other remarkable artists for a frank, informative and inspiring discussion of ballet and Black women, barriers and breakthroughs.
Geoffrey Holder, the creative genius whose career spanned 50 years and dazzled us with a limitless talent, energetic exuberance and captivating charisma, will be honored in a series of celebrations on his birthday, Aug. 1.
As the opening strains of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” filled the sold-out Metropolitan Opera House, a dancer in white flitted across the dimly lit stage, with its backdrop of a shimmering blue lake, and disappeared.
When American Ballet Theatre announced the promotion of Misty Copeland to principal ballerina Tuesday...
In 2004, when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Dudley Williams was preparing to retire after four decades in dance, an interviewer asked about the unique longevity that characterized his remarkable career.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater explodes onstage at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for its annual two-week summer season with a program.
DanceAfrica, the cultural cornucopia conceived and nurtured by Artistic Director Chuck Davis, has filled the Brooklyn Academy of Music with an exuberant explosion of dance, music, film, food, fashion and more on Memorial Day weekend for the past 38 years.
Dianne McIntyre has been called a “groundbreaking artistic pioneer,” a “choreographic genius” and “one of modern dance’s reigning divas”—praise showered on her since 1972 and the birth of Sounds in Motion, her now-defunct dance company, and throughout a four-decade long career.
April 10, the nation’s top labor leaders took the struggle to protect the rights of working men and women to the annual National Action Network convention.
Virginia Johnson takes a deep breath before sitting down for an interview in a room just off the spacious, sun-drenched studio backstage at New York’s City Center
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 heat to melt hearts and transport audiences to the sun-splashed streets of Havana.
t’s that time of year! On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season comes to the City Center Theater and runs through Sunday, Jan. 4.
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.
rthur Mitchell, founder of the historic Dance Theater of Harlem and the first Black dancer to become a principal with a major American ballet company, George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, was honored with the 2014 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Apollo Theater Monday, Oct. 20.
Geoffrey Lamont Holder, a multitalented artistic force of nature whose commanding 6-foot-6 frame, baritone voice and enthusiastic laugh were outward manifestations of an incandescent spirit and an inimitable creative genius, made his transition Sunday at age 84, as a result of complications pneumonia.
This month, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) will return to Lincoln Center from June 11-22 for an exciting season that will feature the exquisite Ailey dancers in world premieres, new productions and timeless masterpieces that are sure to dazzle audiences.
This Memorial Day weekend, the 37th annual celebration of DanceAfrica, the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African culture, sweeps into the Brooklyn Academy of Music with a exuberant exploration of the rich cultural heritage of Madagascar with “DanceAfrica 2014: Celebrating Africa’s Bantaba (“dancing ground”).
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s (DTH) recent season at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was all too brief but dazzling on so many levels.
Hold on to your seats! Ailey II, the wildly talented second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrates its 40th anniversary season with an exciting program of familiar favorites and delightful new works at the Ailey Citigroup Theater from April 2-13.
One of the most magnificent joys of the holiday season is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2013 season at City Center in Midtown Manhattan.
It’s that time again—time for the Fall for Dance Festival, New York City Center’s annual offering of showstopping performances by a dazzling mix of familiar favorites and new faces.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey's iconic masterpiece "Revelations" and with Artistic...
Judith Jamison's name is so synonymous with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater that when...