Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tours The World 2016

alvin ailey gala1Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to the United Kingdom, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark to perform a dozen ballets from September 6 – October 30, 2016. Continue Reading →

Disney’s Newest Star? Harlem Fave Misty Copeland

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Vanity Fair Magazine’s reports that Disney’s live-action Nutcracker film has found its prima ballerina: dance prodigy Misty Copeland, who has been covered in Harlem World Magazine. Continue Reading →

The Black Iris Project: Madiba At The Schomburg In Harlem

July+14+Black+Iris+crop2Founded in 2016 by choreographer Jeremy McQueen, The Black Iris Project is a ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical ballet works that celebrate diversity and black history. Continue Reading →

Figure Skating In Harlem And DWTS’s Maks Chmerkovskiy Wants To Live To 120, Here’s His Plan

Maks001Last year, you may have read the article Salters Scene: The Annual Figure Skating In Harlem Stars Gala by Udo Salters or you watch Dancing with the Stars, you’ve almost certainly noticed: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (simply “Maks” to his legion of fans) is in amazing shape. Continue Reading →

Misty Copeland In A Ballerina’s Tale / Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project In Central Park

101215-Celebs-Misty-Copeland-Doc-A-Ballerinas-Tale-trailer-stillIconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Continue Reading →

Nipsey Russell Harlem’s ‘Son Of Fun’ At the Baby Grand, 1954

jet_1954_1230_nipsey_russellRare, rare photograph from the recently purchased Jet magazine archives with Nipsey Russell Harlem’s ‘Son Of Fun at the Baby Grand nightclub in Harlem, 1954.

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Free NYC Dance Week Classes And Hip-Hop Bootcamp At Ailey Extension

Capoeira Class at the Ailey Extension1As you may know, NYC Dance Week kicks off with Ailey Extension this Thursday, June 16, and continues through Saturday, June 25 at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in NYC.  Continue Reading →

Ballet Hispánico’s “Carmen” And “Club Havana” The Movie At Lincoln Center

BalletHispanico306-20160609163840Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” Movie At Lincoln Center

alvin ailey gala1This is your chance to witness an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” Continue Reading →

The 2016 Ailey Spirit Gala Launches Two-Week Lincoln Center Season

Cicely Tyson and B Michael2Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2016 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 8th. Continue Reading →