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 →