Ailey’s 5-Week NYC Holiday Season 2016 Continues

alvin-ailey-american-in-harlemAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur “Genius” Kyle Abraham’s Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016. Continue Reading →

Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble In Harlem

oyu-oro-afro-cuban-experimental-danceThis December 17 and 18, 2016, Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble will present the world premiere of “Siete Mares” (“Seven Seas”) at Aaron Davis Hall in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit Performance (Photos)

aileygala5Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday season at New York City Center launched on November 30th with an Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Diageo, North America, represented by Almaz & Marc S. Strachan. Continue Reading →

Holiday Fun comes To City College Center For The Arts In Harlem

city-college-in-harlem1Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer Júlio T. Leitão and his celebrated youth dance group Batoto Yetu are bringing holiday cheer to New York and the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Garifuna People in New York City

miriam-suazo-moore-at-100816-garifuna-perormance1By Lil Nickelson

On October 8th 2016 a Saturday evening, my friend Cherlyn Davis invited me to attend a dance performance with her at Symphony Space on the upper West side that one of her fellow shareholders Felix Gamboa, in her Esplanade Gardens building had invited her to attend.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Maurice Hines Is “Tappin Thru Life” With The DIVA Jazz Orchestra

maurice-hines1With tap dancer, vocalist and Harlem native Maurice Hines (above left), music director and drummer Sherrie Maricle, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, lead trumpeter Liesl Whitaker, trumpeter Jami Dauber, and trombonist Sara Jacovino. Continue Reading →

New Jersey: “The Hip Hop Nutcracker”, Perfect, With Tchaikovsky’s Music And Kurtis Blow’s Flavor

new-jersey-hip-hop1The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is a holiday mash-up sure to please the entire family. Continue Reading →

New Jersey: NJCU Presents The Illustrious Bill T. Jones

b-t-jonesNovember 7, 2016, New Jersey City University (NJCU) presents an evening with Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he reflects on his illustrious life in the arts. Continue Reading →

Ailey’s “An Evening Of Ailey And Jazz” Opening Night Gala 2016

alvin-aliley-dance-in-harlem1On Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit, including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. Continue Reading →

A Week With Conan O’Brian At The Apollo With Alvin Ailey Dancers

alvin-aley-in-harlemOn Tuesday, November 1st, 2016, though Conan Obrian was guided by Ailey Dance co-director of The Ailey School Tracy Inmin, he did his own thing as he slips into some leggings and learns how to move from the masters of dance the Alvin Ailey Dancers.
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