Walter’s World: Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company recently concluded a two-week season at the Joyce Theater on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The program featured returning audience favorites Moon Over Jupiter Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance, Theatre and Dance History December 3, 2013 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge Last week we spent Thursday packing on the calories and then burning them off in the shop til you drop weekend madness. This first weekend of December Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Jeroboam Bozeman Dance Warrior (with video)

By Walter Rutledge President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. Jeroboam Bozeman is living Roosevelt’s observation.

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- DANCE! – November 22, 2013 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge This weekend dance dominants the art scene. There is dance on the Eastside, Westside downtown and uptown. Here are a few of the many events taking place Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Ballet Hispanico Returns To the Apollo Theater (with video)

By Walter Rutledge Ballet Hispanico returns for a third season to Harlem’s Legendary Apollo Theater, 253 W. 125th Street, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30pm.

Walter’s World: Fall Season Preview Part 2- Friday, November 15, 2013

By Walter Rutledge We are back! After a month of upgrading we are now The second half of the 2013 fall season is going to leap into 2014 in a big Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Fire Island Dance Festival 19

By Walter Rutledge The recent Labor Day holiday has heralded the unofficial end of summer. Kids have reluctantly traded beach balls for backpacks; and men (big kids) have cleaned the Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Motown The Musical (with video)

By Walter Rutledge After five weeks of previews Motown the Musical officially opened on Sunday, April 14. The show’s book by Berry Gordy is based on his autobiography, To Be Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown and Dancers- Mr. Tol E. RAncE

By Walter Rutledge Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented Mr. Tol E. RAncE at the Kitchen Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6.

Walter’s World: Graham Company Fall and Recovery Benefit

By Walter Rutledge The Martha Graham Dance Company Fall and Recovery benefit took place last night, Tuesday, February 26 at the Joyce Theater.

Walter’s World: Tongues of Fire Choir

By Walter Rutledge On Saturday, April 27 the Apollo Theater presented Tongues of Fire Choir by poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata and composer/trombonist Craig Harris.

Walter’s World: Honky Explores Exploitation And Racism

By Walter Rutledge A young black man is killed over a pair of expensive sneakers and his attacker, another teenager recites the sneaker commercial’s slogan as he commits the crime. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center Day 2- June 24, 2013

By Walter Rutledge The Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) concluded their two-day choreographer’s showcase Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival, Thursday, June 20 at the Kumble Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Jazz, Dance and Cabaret

By Walter Rutledge This is going to be one beautiful autumn New York weekend. So why not take a ferry ride to hear and experience jazz, or see cutting edge Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Philadanco at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge The Philadelphia Dance Company, better know by its acronym Philadanco, concluded their New York season at the Joyce Theater on Sunday October 7. During the six day Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Theatre, Music and Dance

By Walter Rutledge The fall arts season is getting underway. This weekend theater, music, and dance are all in the forefront.

Walter’s World: Dance Theatre of Harlem II Debut

By Walter Rutledge Dance Theatre of Harlem II, also known as the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, will begin their New York début season at the Joyce Theater on February Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: I’m Travelin Light- On My Way to South Kakalaki

By Walter Rutledge Make no mistake I am a true New Yorker! For me the sun rises over the East River and set across the Hudson.

Walter’s World: 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day

By Walter Rutledge On June 20th , 2011 at 8pm The American Airlines Theatre located at 227 West 42 Street will be the New York venue for 1 Voice, 1 Continue Reading →