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).
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
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
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.