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Review Roundup: Dance Theatre Of HarlemReview Roundup: Dance Theatre Of Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem returned for their annual NYC season at the New York City Center, April 19-22, 2017. Some highlights of the season included a special performance by Grammy-Winning Recording Artist India.Arie, NY as well as premieres by Robert Garland, Francesca Harper, and José Limón, and other favorites by Dianne McIntyre and Darrell Grand Moultrie. (more...)

BWW Review: NYC Season Ends with a Bang with Dance Theatre of HarlemBWW Review: NYC Season Ends with a Bang with Dance Theatre of Harlem
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 23, 2017

The legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) returned to their “stage home” for their annual NYC season at the New York City Center, April 19-22, 2017. Some highlights of the season included a special performance by Grammy-Winning Recording Artist India.Arie, NY and DTH premieres by Robert Garland, Francesca Harper, and José Limón, and the return of other favorites by Dianne McIntyre and Darrell Grand Moultrie. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Announces 6th Annual Vision Gala, 4/19Dance Theatre of Harlem Announces 6th Annual Vision Gala, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson and Executive Director Anna Glass. Choreographers Robert Garland, Francesca Harper. Performers/presenters/guests include Grammy Award winning singer and recording artist India.Arie; Artist and Icon Carmen de Lavallade; Co-Host of “The View,” Sunny Hostin; actress Karyn Parsons (“Fresh Prince of Bel Air”); Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio; ABC 7's Kemberly Richardson; from José Limón Dance Foundation, Artistic Director Colin Connor, Executive Director Juan José Escalante and Legacy Director Carla Maxwell.   (more...)

Dance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALADance Theatre Of Harlem Kicks Off Season With 2017 VISION GALA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Harlem (Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director; Anna Glass, Executive Director), is thrilled to announce that its 2017 hometown season will kick off on April 19 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning recording artist India.Ariewith students from the Dance Theatre of Harlem School performing the world premiere of High Above, featuring choreography by DTH resident choreographer Robert Garland. (more...)

Harlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative WorksHarlem Stage's E-MOVES 18 presents New and Innovative Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Harlem Stage dance series, E-Moves promises to present a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms. This year the acclaimed dance series has commissioned new works from two established and two emerging choreographers. Under the curatorship of Charmaine Warren, the E-Moves 18 lineup includes four artists with work that intersects the questions and impact of the world around them. Francesca Harper who continues to seek answers for life's challenges; Parijat Desai whose work is realized through her unique blend of contemporary dance and Indian forms; Kyle Marshall who quietly investigates black culture through dance; and Leyland Simmons who makes ballets that break from the classical mold. (more...)

International Tour Seeks The Serious Students at Steps on BroadwayInternational Tour Seeks The Serious Students at Steps on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, increases their international reach with a first-time national and international audition tour. Led by newly appointed Student Programs Audition Director, Davis Robertson, under the direction of Mindy Upin Jackson, Director of Professional Training Programs, and Kate Thomas, Director of The School at Steps, a 12-city tour is underway through early Spring and offers the dedicated dancer various opportunities for study during the summer months and beyond.  Through intensive training, performance, and evaluations, these intimate curriculum-based programs, Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Intensive, Steps Conservatory, and the International Independent Study Program, create polished, versatile dancers brimming with the confidence and enthusiasm to enter the highly competitive world of concert and commercial dance. The audition tour will also be recruiting students for The School at Steps' Senior Summer Intensive, for aspiring professional dancers ages 15-18. (more...)

'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing'AMERICAN SCOREBOARD' Reading Series to Continue with Tom Price Hearing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration is a series of readings that reflect the issues that President Donald Trump faces in office. The next reading in the series will take place on March 1, 2017 at 7pm and focus on the confirmation hearings for Tom Price, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel HarderBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 6, 2017

Today's subject is living his theatre life as a company member of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. Daniel Harder is currently on tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will be performing at The Kennedy Center starting tomorrow evening (Feb 7th) through 12th in the Opera House. (more...)

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns To Auditorium Theatre, 11/18-20Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns To Auditorium Theatre, 11/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) gives three performances at the Auditorium Theatre on November 18, 19, and 20 with a program that includes System, a major new work by choreographer Francesca Harper. The work is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is inspired by the current social, political, and economic climate in the United States. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to  the Auditorium TheatreDance Theatre of Harlem Returns to the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) gives three performances at the Auditorium Theatre on November 18, 19, and 20 with a program that includes System, a major new work by choreographer Francesca Harper. The work is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is inspired by the current social, political, and economic climate in the United States.System was choreographed in collaboration with Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers who used their own experiences as people of color for inspiration.  DTH Artistic Director Virginia Johnson told the Washington Post that System "addresses social justice issues in the Black Lives Matter era" and is "a very contemporary piece, but also very beautiful and uplifting.' A live string quartet performs composer John Adams' original music for the piece. (more...)

Carrie Mae Weems to Helm GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW at Yale RepCarrie Mae Weems to Helm GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 No Boundaries performance series begins with GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW, directed by Carrie Mae Weems, September 9 and 10 at 8PM at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

BalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This WeekendBalaSole Dance Co. to Bring MIXTUS to Ailey Theater This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 6th Year Anniversary and 17th NYC concert season of BalaSole in 'MIXTUS,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on August 13 & 14, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Company to Hold Auditions, TodayNimbus Dance Works Company to Hold Auditions, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Nimbus Dance Works seeks male and female company and apprentice dancers for the company's 2016-17 Season. Dancers should have professional experience and excellent modern and ballet technique. Nimbus seeks professional dancers who are: committed to working at a high technical level; adventurous collaborators; responsible group members; interested in community impact through the arts.  (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Company to Hold Auditions, 8/4Nimbus Dance Works Company to Hold Auditions, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Nimbus Dance Works seeks male and female company and apprentice dancers for the company's 2016-17 Season. Dancers should have professional experience and excellent modern and ballet technique. Nimbus seeks professional dancers who are: committed to working at a high technical level; adventurous collaborators; responsible group members; interested in community impact through the arts.  (more...)

Carrie Mae Weems to Helm GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW at Yale RepCarrie Mae Weems to Helm GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW at Yale Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre's 2016-17 No Boundaries performance series begins with GRACE NOTES: REFLECTIONS FOR NOW, directed by Carrie Mae Weems, September 9 and 10 at 8PM at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)


by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres TodayDallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York for its fifth season of self-produced performances beginning today, April 22 and continuing tomorrow, April 23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. The Masterworks Redefined - New York series will showcase the energetic dance artistry of the repertory dance company that is turning 40 in its 2016-2017 season. The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Black Dance Theatre as an 'American Masterpiece Touring Artist.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Fairchild and More Perform in NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Benefit DESTINY RISINGPhoto Flash: Robert Fairchild and More Perform in NYC Dance Alliance Foundation Benefit DESTINY RISING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Many of New York City and the country's most renowned dancers and dance companies performed on Monday, April 18 at 7:30pmat The Joyce Theater (175 8th Avenue), where the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation presented DESTINY RISING, an evening of dance artistry to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program (which to date has awarded over $17 million in college scholarships to over 300 dancers all over the country). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres, 4/22Dallas Black Dance Theatre Presents Four New York Premieres, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns to New York for its fifth season of self-produced performances on April 22-23, 2016 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. The Masterworks Redefined - New York series will showcase the energetic dance artistry of the repertory dance company that is turning 40 in its 2016-2017 season. The National Endowment for the Arts designated Dallas Black Dance Theatre as an 'American Masterpiece Touring Artist.' (more...)

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