Geoffrey Holder, New York’s Renaissance Man In Harlem

Geoffrey Lamont Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago as the youngest of five children to Barbadian immigrants Louise de Frense and Arthur Holder. Continue Reading →

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Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit 2018 With Honorary Chair Jussie Smollett At Lincoln Center

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala onThursday, June 14, 2018. Continue Reading →

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A Fab Harlem Night For The National Dance Institute Annual Gala 2018 (Red Carpet)

Harlem’s National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 42nd Annual Gala at the Zeigfeld Ballroom in New York City. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s John W. Bubbles, First At Radio City, First On TV And Her Taught Fred Astaire

John William Sublett, February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was a vaudeville performer. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s “Buddy” Bradley, Tap Dancer And The First African-American To Run A British White Company

Buddy Bradley, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908. He staged dances in the great 1920s revues for Ziegfeld, George White, Earl Carroll and Lew Leslie’s legendary black revue Blackbirds. Continue Reading →

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Hoofers Club Harlem NY Late 1919

The Hoofers Club was an African-American entertainment establishment and dancers’ club hangout in Harlem, New York, in the early- to mid-twentieth century. Continue Reading →

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The Hoofers Club In Harlem, 1930’s

hoofers club and treet of hope in harlemThe Hoofers Club was an black entertainment establishment and dancers club hangout in Harlem, NY, in the early to mid twentieth century. Continue Reading →

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Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 1878 – 1949

Jesse_Owens_and_Bill_Bojangles_Robinson_1936Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949, was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer since his childhood. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s National Dance Institute’s 42nd Annual Gala 2018 At The Ziegfeld Ballroom

Harlem’s National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, will host its 42nd Annual Gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on Monday, April 30th. Continue Reading →

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For Lincoln Center Season

Beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 13 – 17, 2018. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Stage Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy On The 50th Anniversary Of His Assassination

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On April 4, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, an event that sent shock waves reverberating across the globe. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys To Produce Biopic On Legendary Choreographer Alvin Ailey

TV One reports that Harlem’s Alicia Keys, her producing partners and Fox Searchlight will tell the story of barrier-breaking choreographer Alvin Ailey, who started as a dancer and became the founder of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Continue Reading →

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The Next Generation Of Dance” Continues The Ailey Legacy When Ailey II Takes The Stage

As Black History Month draws to a close, the Ailey spotlight moves from Times Square to the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Continue Reading →

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Herstory Day With Misty Copeland And Reshma Saujan In Harlem

Herstory Day is an intergenerational celebration of women’s history in New York City with a focus on archiving, activism, and art practices. Continue Reading →

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Tony Danza, Ayodele Casel, Clifton Brown And More Join EMD In Harlem This March!

Elisa Monte Dance (EMD), the newest organization to call Harlem home, will return to City College’s Aaron Davis Hall for two original evenings of collaborative works in celebration of their 37th season. Continue Reading →

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The Harlem Style Of Norton And Margot 1933 – 1947

tumblr_nkey1zNqqu1rb3osco2_500From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →

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Ailey II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater

On the heels of a 32-city world tour, Ailey II returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater from March 14 – 25 for its annual New York season. Continue Reading →

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Dance Parade Registration Now Open From Harlem To Hollis

Join Dance Parade as they gear up for the 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival May 19th 2018. Last year they repealed the Cabaret Law. This year they celebrate “The Cabaret of Life!”
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Hi-ARTS Community Open House Uptown 2018

H-ARTS opens its doors for its first community open house of the season in the Hi-ARTS Performance Space at Artspace PS109 in partnership with Walker International Communications Group, Inc. on Wed, January 31, 2018.   Continue Reading →

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MorDance Brings The Harlem Stride To Harlem

Mordancein its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet in collaboration with City College Center For the Arts, present Fats Waller’s Rhythm, a one night only world premiere on February 8 at 7:00  p.m. Continue Reading →

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Interview: Omelika Kuumba Spelman College’s Drum Major From Harlem To Harare

By Robert Walker

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Omelika Kuumba is Spelman College’s Instructor of African Dance Forms in the Department of Dance Performance & Choreography that has been a figurative “Drum Major” for the many students who are touched by her grace, focus and ability to unlock that God-given talent inside each one to achieve a quality of life beyond dance. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle Talks At Build

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. Continue Reading →

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Congrats To Carmen de Lavallade And Others At The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Congratulations to 2017 Kennedy Center honoree the fabulous Carmen de Lavallade at the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala who wore American designer B Michael A M E R I C A couture dress. Continue Reading →

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Alvin Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit In NY (Photographs)

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Ailey Board President Debra L. Lee (Chairman and Chief Executive Office of BET Networks) for her support of the Ailey organization since 2002. Continue Reading →

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NYC Votes To Repeal 91-year-old Law Banning Dancing In Bars From Harlem To Hollis

Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. Continue Reading →

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