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1/18/17 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Off-White | Fall Winter 2018/2019 Full Fashion Show | Menswear

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

 

The Off-White designer’s career will be celebrated in an exhibition that will cross disciplines, from fashion to music and architecture. It is set to be a veritable artistic universe unique to the Off-White designer, June 9,2018 to September 22, 2019, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Continue reading

1/17/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Old Man Parkour

In Old Man Parkour the old man is batman under the mask. Continue reading

1/17/18 O&A NYC FOOD/BRUNCH: Mini Steak Sandwich with Brie, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam

Mini Steak Sandwich with Brie, Caramelized Onions, and Fig Jam is a tender and juicy steak sandwich with caramelized onions, creamy Brie cheese, and fig jam. An incredible flavor combination that’s both easy and elegant! Continue reading

1/16/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Forget Your New Years Resolution- Prince Ea

At the end of the year, everyone always reflects and set new goals for the year ahead. After a few months, a majority of those people forget their New Year Resolutions and fall into old patterns. Are you one of them? There are also those who never even try to rise above or try to aim for anything. Are you one of them? In this video, I share my thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading

1/15/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Opening Reception for Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer

Opening Reception for Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer took place on the 8th floor of  Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus Lenfest Center for the Arts. The gathering celebrated the first major exhibition devoted to the life and accomplishments of Arthur Mitchell, New York City Ballet’s first African- American principal dancer, and founder/artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The evening brought together former and present Dance Theatre of Harlem company members and staff, colleagues, old friends, balletomanes; and dance and cultural historians. In an unexpected highlight Mitchell partnered former DTH dancer Paunika Jones reinforcing that this octogenarian teacher, choreographer, dance and social icon still leads by example.

 

 

 

Mitchell donated his personal archive to Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2014. The Arthur Mitchell Collection on display in the 6th floor Wallach Art Gallery was curated by Lynn Garafola, Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, and includes photographs, drawings, posters, memorabilia, and rare video footage. The collection not only provides an important insight into the groundbreaking career of Mitchell, but also illustrates how the arts can create social change. “I believe that dance, and the arts more broadly, can be used as a catalyst for social change—this is why I started the Dance Theatre of Harlem”, states Mitchell.

Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer runs from January 13 through March 11, 2018. In addition to the exhibition special events have been planned including:

An Afternoon with Arthur Mitchell
Saturday, January 20, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This special afternoon includes a rare screening of the dance documentary, Rhythmetron with a live appearance by Arthur Mitchell.

Wallach Gallery Talks
Saturday January 27, 2018 1:00 – 1:30PM
Learn more about key works in the Arthur Mitchell archive from different perspectives. All talks begin at 1 pm and meet in the Wallach Art Gallery lobby on the 6th floor. Lynn Garafola, exhibition curator and Professor Emerita of Dance, Barnard College, Columbia University.

Wallach Family Afternoon
Saturday February 10, 2018 1:00 – 3:00PM
An afternoon of storytelling, art-making and movement for families to enjoy together.

For more information about the Wallach Art Gallery and the Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer exhibition and related events including: An Afternoon with Arthur Mitchell (January 20, 2018, 1pm) and Panel Discussion with former dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem (February 24, 2018, 1pm) visit wallach.columbia.edu. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.

 

 

 

 

The collection provides insight into the career and life mission of Mitchell, as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and social activist.

 

The first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, this project celebrates the life and accomplishments of the New York City Ballet’s first African American star, and the founder and longtime director of the Dance Theater of Harlem. This event will take place on Friday, January 12, from 6-8 pm in the spacious new Wallach Art Gallery at the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

 

1/14/18 O&A NYC FOOD/SUNDAY BRUNCH- IT’S TIME FOR COMFORT FOOD: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

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1/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY EXTRA: Yuri Soloviev and Natalia Makarova- Les Sylphides pas de deux (1964)


Natalia Makarova and Yuri Soloviev  perform Les Sylphides pas de deux from the 1964 Russian documentary The History of Russian Ballet. Continue reading

1/12/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Astrid Andersen Fall/Winter 2017.18 | London Fashion Week

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Astrid Andersen is a Copenaghen/London based brand that premium creates casual wear sports inspired esthetics that leads a new generation in menswear. The collections offer comfort as the ultimate styling and quality as an uncompressed signature of its style.   Continue reading

1/12/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev

Motion Dancer Refat Abdullayev on got Talent as he performs an amazing emotional dance routine on Poland’s Got Talent 2017. We see the influence of urban American of the contemporary dance scene.  Continue reading

1/11/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY PT.2: Spud Webb – 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

On February 8, 1986, Spud Webb, who at 5’7” was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball, wins the NBA slam dunk contest, beating his Atlanta Hawks teammate and 1985 dunk champ, the 6’8” Dominique Wilkins Continue reading