Harlem’s Margot Webb, Queen Of The Swing Era 1934

Dancer Margot Webb c1934Another fantastic vintage shot of Cotton Club dancer Margot Webb. Born Marjorie Smith in Harlem in 1910, she dropped out of Hunter College and began her career as an international dancer during the swing era of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

The Creative Process: Outside/In – Is This A Dance? In Harlem

danc-dance-bfaCreative Process: Outside / In – Is This A Dance?  is a unique and thought-provoking event that merges performance with process and visual art installation with immersive theatre.  Continue Reading →

Cartier Williams, ‘Tap’s Revival in Harlem’ (video)

tap with cartier williamsCartier Williams is an entrepreneur and “hoofer” who started a non-profit organization that is preserving tap through a new generation of dancers in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Arthur Mitchell Honored By Columbia University In Harlem

Zelda_Arthur_Mitchell1_gallery-image_6352Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. Continue Reading →

“Dis/Location (Fort Tryon)” Located In Washington Heights

fort tryon location dance3The Fort Tryon Park Trust and Drastic Action present “Dis/Location (Fort Tryon),” a 35-minute, sitespecific dance exploring the experience of immigration, performed on the rugged slope of the Billings Lawn. Continue Reading →

How Prince Secretly Saved A Harlem Ballet School

prince saved a harlem business1Mashable reports how dance diva Misty Copeland is one of ballet’s brightest stars — and Prince knew that well before everyone else.  Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Fab 2-Week Engagement At Lincoln Center

Paul KoknikAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th – 19th, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Lincoln Center Great American Dance Film Screenings For Schools Coming For Free In May

Alvin+Ailey+American+Dance+Theater 1This May, in its ongoing commitment to making great art available to all, Lincoln Center will give teachers in New York City schools the opportunity to introduce their students to outstanding dance performances when it brings screenings from its new Great American Dance series, free of charge, to Harlem in Manhattan and the remaining four boroughs. Continue Reading →

Ron And Nancy Reagan, Cicely Tyson And Arthur Mitchell At The Kennedy Center 1981

2/10/81 President Reagan and Nancy Reagan posing with Cicely Tyson at a performance by Harlem Dance Theatre at Kennedy CenterOn  February 10th, 1981, president Reagan and Nancy Reagan met Harlem born actress Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell founder and director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ailey II’s NY Season At The Ailey Citigroup Theater

alvinaliy danceAiley II’s “indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy” dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to the Ailey Citigroup Theater with two programs of premieres and returning audience favorites. Continue Reading →