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Covering black professionals and professional productions in the dance and theater worlds, plus general arts news

Theater: Tony Awards 2017

Tonight’s the night. The Tony Awards, the biggest awards recognizing the year on Broadway, will be announced. While most of the buzz is about the front-runners – “Hello Dolly” for … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dance: DanceAfrica Founder Chuck Davis Dies

    Chuck Davis, the exuberant founder of the traveling festival known as DanceAfrica and founder of the African American Dance Ensemble of Durham, North Carolina,  died Sunday. He was … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dance: Is Hiplet a win or a loss?

      It started back in the spring. That’s when Hiplet, the hybrid of hip hop and ballet popularized by Chicago’s Homer Bryant, leapt onto the national scene thanks … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance: NYCB soloist Craig Hall takes final bow at Lincoln Center

New York City Ballet soloist Craig Hall is set to retire from the company at the end of the summer. He’ll become a ballet master with the company in the … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theater: April 18 symposium to commemorate August Wilson’s seminal speech on race and diversity in theater

    Princeton’s McCarter Theatre  and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will host a symposium on April 18 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the late August Wilson’s seminal … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance: Skimpy Misty documentary airs tonight

“A Ballerina’s Tale,” the Nelson George directed documentary about ballerina Misty Copeland airs tonight on PBS stations. Check your local listings for airtimes. This is a very basic primer about … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dance:Inaugural special black ballerina search

While there’s still no word on what positions were offered in the inaugural black ballerina search sponsored by the International Association of Blacks in Dance, it does appear that the … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dance: Alvin Ailey In Movie Theaters Tonight

We know we’ve been a bit behind, but if ever there was a reason to catch up it would be this: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is being presented … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Hearts of Men Concerts Celebrate Special Initiative

For the past two weeks, more than 60 men, ranging in age from 13 to 63, have been gathering in studios at the Alvin Ailey extension program in New York … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dance: Blondell Cummings Dies at Age 70

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about dancer Blondell Cummings – who passed away on Aug. 30 at age 70 from cancer – was that in an arts world … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment
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