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Dance: DTH commercial more than just another ad

The new Dance Theatre of Harlem commercial, dubbed “The Movement” is more than just another ad. The commercial is to promote DTH’s upcoming New York season at City Center (April … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Arthur Mitchell exhibit at Columbia University: a must-see for fans, scholars

  The eagerly anticipated exhibit of dance pioneer Arthur Mitchell’s comprehensive archives is now on display at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery giving fans and scholars alike an important window … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · 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: 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 · 3 Comments

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

Dance: Misty Copeland to appear on “60 Minutes” May 10

Ballerina Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre is to be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s (May 10) “60 Minutes” which airs on CBS at 7 p.m. EST.

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack Make History With “Swan Lake”

We know, we know. It’s been a while since we’ve posted. But if ever there was a reason to get back to the blog, it would be last week’s landmark … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dance: Eric Underwood in the Spotlight

The UK-based website Black Ballad has posted an insightful interview with Royal Ballet soloist Eric Underwood. In the interview, the Washington, D.C. native tackles a number of topics including talking … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dance: Michaela DePrince Talks About Diversity in Ballet and Being a Black Ballerina

Photos by Jade Young       Ever since the 2011 documentary “First Position,” ballet fans have followed the story of ballerina Michaela DePrince. DePrince is the young ballerina from … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 1 Comment
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