On 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 →
Jimmy 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 →
Misty 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 →
This 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 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 →
On 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 →
The 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 →