Stars Come Out For Harlem’s National Dance Institute 2017 Red Carpet Gala

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 41st Annual Gala at the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Continue Reading →

‘Puttin On The Ritz’, Ode To Harlem, 1930 (video)

Astaire_Puttin_on_the_Ritz“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz, 1930. Continue Reading →

Janet Collins The First African-American Prima Ballerina At 100, A Special Celebration

Join a special 100th birthday celebration of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m at Rizzoli Bookstore.
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Tamar-kali’s ‘Demon Fruit Blues’ At AfroPunk Takeover: Harlem

Connecting the dots between modern day rock, gospel, blues and original African rhythms, Tamar-kali’s Demon Fruit Blues is a multidisciplinary work that explores and interrogates gender binaries, patriarchy and womanhood by examining the origins of misogyny. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Film Short Pays Homage To Director Barry Jenkin’s “Moonlight”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces Moonlight x Ailey, a new dance film short choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle in a unique collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Nicholas Britell. Continue Reading →

Ailey II’s U.S. Tour Showcases Work by Rising African-American Choreographers

As Black History Month launches, Ailey continues to inspire, enlighten and educate all people with national tours by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, classes for aspiring dancers and the general public, and the launch of a new Arts In Education residency program for elementary school students.  Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 At NJPAC

The Alvin Ailey Dancers were among the many World-renowned dignitaries, athletes and artists from around the globe who came together last night for ABC’s Television Network’s celebration of the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Complexions Contemporary Ballet 2017 Season And Gala At The Joyce Theater

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) celebrates the kick off of the company’s 23rd season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from January 24 – February 5 with two distinctive new programs over a two week span. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Holiday Season Continues With New Productions And Celebrations

aaadtsbelenpereyrainronaldk-finalOn Friday, December 9. 2016, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater debuted Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream., inspired by the sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. Continue Reading →

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 →