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Dance: NBC News Feature on Aesha Ash

Aesha Ash has been busy since her days creating magic onstage for Complexions and New York City Ballet. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt recently highlighted the ballerina’s latest project. … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dance: ABT’s Erica Lall featured in ELLE

Erica Lall. Remember that name. She’s a lovely, up and coming dancer with American Ballet Theatre, currently dancing in the corps. If there is to be a long-term “Misty” effect … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

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: Major promotions and other notables to watch

Before we start to look ahead to the 2017-18 season, let’s look at the close of the 2016-17 dance season and the news from many companies who announced major promotions. … Continue reading

August 10, 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 · 2 Comments

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: 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: 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
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