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

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

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

Theater: Concert to Celebrate Original Broadway Production of “The Wiz”

It’s time to ease on down, ease on down the road. And thanks to George Faison, the Tony Award-winning choreographer behind the original Broadway musical of “The Wiz,” audiences will … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland’s Essence Cover – Fierce But Flawed

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover of the September issue of Essence Magazine features ballerina Misty Copeland in full-on, fabulous glam mode. It’s the kind of pop celebrity … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Theater: New Jersey Teen Named NBC’s Dorothy for “The Wiz”

Rahway, NJ native Shanice Williams is NBC’s new Dorothy. She’ll ease on down the road when NBC airs an all-new, live production of the musical “The Wiz” on Dec. 3. … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Michaela DePrince Featured in August Glamour Magazine

Michaela DePrince is in the news again, this time thanks to a feature in the August issue of Glamour Magazine. DePrince, as you may recall, is the Sierra Leone-born ballerina … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Albert Evans, Former NYCB Principal, Dead at 46

Albert Evans, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet – and one of only two African Americans to rise to the top ranks at that company, died on … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment
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