Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit Honoring BNY Mellon

alvin ailey gala1On December 2nd, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick 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 →

HW Pick: Donald Trump, Tracy Morgan And More On Jimmy Kimmel Live In Brooklyn

david_letterman_jimmy_kimmel_a_lJimmy Kimmel Live will be returning to the host’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York for five original shows which will tape live from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House starting on Monday, October 19th, 2015. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Watch Misty Copeland In A Ballerina’s Tale

101215-Celebs-Misty-Copeland-Doc-A-Ballerinas-Tale-trailer-stillMisty Copeland is more than just a ballerina. From the time she was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater — a first for a Black woman — she’s become a cultural icon with a secure place in history. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Greene Space Presents “The Breakthrough” With Misty Copeland

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty CopelandThis season, dance prodigy Misty Copeland broke not one, but two major cultural barriers: she became American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American female principal dancer less than a week after being the first black ballerina to star in ABT’s Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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In A Dance Class Harlem’s Rangel Sits And Reflects

RANGELsub-master675In 1950s Harlem on a Sunday afternoon, Alma Carter arrived at the Savoy Ballroom in a mauve-colored strapless ball gown. “I wore a tiara with diamonds,” she said, quickly adding, “Not real diamonds.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s National Dance Institute Gala Raises $1.4 Mil

dance in harlemOn Monday, April 20th the National Dance Institute (NDI) honored NDI Trustee and Philanthropist, Valerie Diker and Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Dance exhibition celebrates ‘firsts’ while looking to the future

Green Lady from Dougla. 1974. Green dress, headdress, and white skirt. Courtesy of Dance Theatre of HarlemThe founding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook occurred in the aftermath of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination. Continue Reading →