Tracy Hopkins

Tracy Hopkins Tracy E. Hopkins is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who enjoys music and dance performances and playing with cats. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, Dance Retailer News, Rolling Stone, Prevention, Sisters from AARP, Woman's Day and Essence Magazine, among other publications. Tracy is also a writer-producer on a forthcoming documentary about legendary tap dancer Maurice Hines (follow @mauricehinesmovie for more info).


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BWW Interview: Choreographer Camille A. Brown of CHOIR BOY at the Samuel J Friedman TheatreBWW Interview: Choreographer Camille A. Brown of CHOIR BOY at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre
Posted: Mar. 4, 2019


BWW Interview: Sergio Trujillo Talks Choreographing the Iconic Temptations in AIN'T TOO PROUDInterview: Sergio Trujillo Talks Choreographing AIN'T TOO PROUD
Posted: May. 15, 2019


BWW Review: 50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS at Kumble TheaterBWW Review: 50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS at Kumble Theater
Posted: Mar. 18, 2019


BWW Review: TIMELESS AILEY 60TH ANNIVERSARY Special Program Celebrates the Legacy of Alvin Ailey at New York City CenterBWW Review: TIMELESS AILEY 60TH ANNIVERSARY Special Program Celebrates the Legacy of Alvin Ailey at New York City Center
Posted: Dec. 18, 2018


BWW Interview: Sergio Trujillo Talks Choreographing the Iconic Temptations in AIN'T TOO PROUD
May 15, 2019

Sergio Trujillo has been dazzling Broadway audiences with his fancy footwork for hit musicals like Memphis, Jersey Boys, On Your Feet! The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Musical and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The Columbia-born choreographer's latest, Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations is another crowd-and-critics pleaser and has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including a nod for Trujillo in the Best Choreography category.

BWW Review: 50 IN 50: LETTERS TO OUR DAUGHTERS at Kumble Theater
March 18, 2019

The monologue showcase 50 in 50: Letters to Our Daughters features an all-star cast of familiar names and faces from stage and screen, including Tony award-winning Broadway star LaChanze, actress Pauletta Pearson Washington, original Hamilton cast member Jasmine Cephas Jones, and actress and comedienne Phyllis Yvonne Stickney who bring to life letters written by 50 women of color about their hopes, dreams, regrets and fears for their daughters.

BWW Interview: Choreographer Camille A. Brown of CHOIR BOY at the Samuel J Friedman Theatre
March 4, 2019

Currently on tour with her new work 'Ink' -- the final installation of her company's trilogy that follows the Bessie Award-winning 'Mr. TOL E. RAncE' (2012) and Bessie-nominated 'BLACK GIRL:Linguistic Play' (2015) -- we chatted with Camille A. Brown via telephone about her process, and her work with Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy (closing March 10th),

BWW Review: TIMELESS AILEY 60TH ANNIVERSARY Special Program Celebrates the Legacy of Alvin Ailey at New York City Center
December 18, 2018

Timeless Ailey is a nostalgic master class for diehard fans of Alvin Ailey's African-and-modern-dance-infused choreography and a good introduction for those who are not as in step with his classic works. The special program repeats on Dec. 22 and Dec. 30.

BWW Review: REVEAL: CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCES BY THE AILEY DANCERS at The Ailey Citigroup Theater
August 8, 2018

Performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in Ailey's home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Reveal featured nine original works choreographed and performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with a special appearance by acclaimed Guest Artist and Rehearsal Director Matthew Rushing. Choreographers included Hope Boykin, Clifton Brown, Vernard Gilmore, Yannick Lebrun, Chalvar Monteiro, Jamar Roberts, and Kanji Segawa.

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER SUMMER 2018 ENGAGEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY at Lincoln Center
June 19, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's latest seven-performance stint at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts reinforced that the beloved company brings an unrivaled level of artistry and athleticism to everything they do – from classical ballet to jazz and contemporary.

BWW Reviews: LOVE HEALS ALL WOUNDS AT NYU Skirball
April 19, 2018

Conceived and choreographed by movement artists Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Love Heals All Woundsis an arresting piece of dance activism. The duo are best known for their viral short film Color of Reality (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq1tm5TqYsg), which continues to screen at film festivals worldwide and has won numerous awards.

BWW Review: Brooklyn Ballet Spreads Holiday Cheer With NUTCRACKER at Irondale Center
December 19, 2017

The Nutcracker is the most popular ballet of the holiday season, and any troupe worth their tutus and pointe shoes stages a production.

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER 2017 Season at New York City Center
December 4, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement (November 29- December 31) at New York City Center is a highlight of the city's holiday season.

BWW Review: COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET CELEBRATES THE ARTISTRY OF DAVID BOWIE at The Joyce Theater
November 28, 2017

During its two-week engagement (Nov. 14-26 2017) at The Joyce Theater in New York City, Complexions Contemporary Ballet performed four new works, plus the return of audience favorite, Star Dust, a ballet tribute to rock legend David Bowie.

BWW Review: BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY at The Joyce Theater
November 4, 2016

At times hard to decipher, but always fascinating to watch, Bill T. Jones's "Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist" tells the story of dancer, rapper, hustler, and addict Lance T. Briggs, aka Pretty.

BWW Dance Review: ALVIN AILEY 2016 SEASON at Lincoln Center
June 21, 2016

Alvin Ailey 2016 Season at Lincoln Center through June 19

BWW Review: AILEY II NEW YORK SEASON SHOWS SIGNS OF GREATNESS at Ailey Citigroup Theater
April 8, 2016

With dynamic movement and dazzling technique, Ailey II debuted a vibrant new season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 30 - April 10.

BWW Reviews: THE HARD NUT at Brooklyn Academy of Music
December 21, 2015

If you're a fan of the classic Nutcracker ballet, based on an adaption by Alexandre Dumas, you will have mixed feelings about Mark Morris' irreverent interpretation, The Hard Nut, playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through December 20.

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City Center
December 10, 2015

In a time when the very foundation of the African-American community has been rocked by police brutality and racism renewed with a vengeance, we need something to uplift and inspire us. This holiday season, that something is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 45th annual residency at New York City Center.

BWW Review: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Celebrates its 30th Anniversary at BRIC
November 17, 2015

Shining a spotlight on human struggles, tragedies and triumphs, and bearing witness to the atrocities against black bodies in America is the mission of Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, illustrated soulfully, urgently and purposefully through a fusion of traditional African dance and modern dance.