Dance

Alvin Ailey dance troupe embraces its new image
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Alvin Ailey dance troupe embraces its new image

For some reaching the 50-year milestone means putting the agenda on cruise control, resting on one’s laurels and preparing for entrance into the fall and winter seasons of life. But for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, under the leadership of third-year Artistic Director Robert Battle, five-plus decades of dance means pushing the button and expanding a highly-celebrated repertoire.

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A Rhythmic Force: Meet Dancer & Choreographer Fernando Anuang’a
By February 2, 2014 Read More →

A Rhythmic Force: Meet Dancer & Choreographer Fernando Anuang’a

Fernando Anuang’a is part of a new generation of Kenyan contemporary choreographers evolving international interest in African dance and culture. During the course of his 20 year dance career, Anuang’a, a Maasai dancer from Kenya has created some of the most progressive, influential and powerful African choreography.

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Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko on trial over acid attack
By October 22, 2013 Read More →

Bolshoi dancer Dmitrichenko on trial over acid attack

The trial of Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko over an acid attack on the company’s artistic director has opened and been adjourned. Sulphuric acid was thrown at Sergei Filin outside his Moscow flat in January, badly damaging his eyesight. Mr Dmitrichenko denies arranging the attack. If convicted, he could face 12 years in jail. Two […]

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Ed Mock
By August 8, 2013 Read More →

Ed Mock

He Moved Gently But Swiftly Down The Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales In A City That Once Was (A 5-Hour Traveling Dance-Theater-Performance To Conjure A legacy)   By William H. Jones Ed Mock (1938–1986): Black gay jazz dancer and choreographer; founded Ed Mock Dance Studio(1974), West Coast Dance Company (1974-1979), […]

Former Lion King star launches program for Harlem youth
By May 18, 2013 Read More →

Former Lion King star launches program for Harlem youth

    Aubrey Lynch II uses art as a way of developing deeper life lessons By D. Kevin McNeir mcneirdk@gmail.com   For over a decade, dancer and choreographer Aubrey Lynch II starred as one of the original cast members of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit musical, The Lion King. But more than the affirmation he […]

This Is Ailey II In Springtime
By March 15, 2013 Read More →

This Is Ailey II In Springtime

The Ailey II company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened their 2013 New York season on Wednesday night, beginning the tenure of choreographer Troy Powell’s tenure as Artistic Director. By Nathan James Ailey II, which “merges the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision […]

Ailey II Springs Forward
By March 11, 2013 Read More →

Ailey II Springs Forward

Ailey II Begins 2013 Season Under Artistic Director Troy Powell By Nathan James As New York City gently transitions from winter to spring, change is also in the air at the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Midtown Manhattan. The Ailey II dance company is about to usher in its 2013 season, under the […]

Harlem Shake Craze Draws Fans Worldwide
By March 9, 2013 Read More →

Harlem Shake Craze Draws Fans Worldwide

WASHINGTON — A YouTube dance phenomenon called the Harlem Shake is drawing a huge Internet audience in the United States and abroad. In the past two weeks, thousands of people have posted short videos of themselves and their friends doing moves to a previously little-known electronic track by a New York DJ. By Michael Lipin […]

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Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack
By January 19, 2013 Read More →

Russian Bolshoi arts director Filin hurt by acid attack

The artistic director of Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, Sergei Filin, is being treated in a Moscow hospital for severe burns to his face after a masked man threw acid in his face, police say. The attack happened late on Thursday as Mr Filin, an award-winning ballet star, was walking home in central Moscow. Doctors are now […]

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Argentinean Jazz Band, Escalandrum Tribute Concert to Astor Piazzolla
By October 1, 2012 Read More →

Argentinean Jazz Band, Escalandrum Tribute Concert to Astor Piazzolla

New York City –  The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College and TeatroStageFest partner to present the Argentine Jazz sextet Escalandrum in an historic tribute concert to the great Astor Piazzolla on Sunday, October 7, 2012 in the LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College at 3:00 pm. This concert is part of the Kupferberg […]

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