MIAMI — Six dancers who defected over the weekend from the famed National Ballet of Cuba appeared in Miami on Tuesday and said they planned to pursue careers in the United States. “The dancers defected because they need personal freedom and opportunity in their career,” said Pedro Pablo PeIna, founder of the Cuban Classical Ballet […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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), […]
Aubrey Lynch II uses art as a way of developing deeper life lessons By D. Kevin McNeir firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]