9/22/19 O&A NYC DANCE- REVIEW: Legacy- Creative Outlet and Deeply Rooted at BAM Fisher

By Walter Rutledge

Legacy, a shared concert between Brooklyn based Jamel Gaine’s Creative Outlet and Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, presented a well curated evening of dance theatre works at BAM Fisher on Friday and Saturday September 13 and 14, 2019. Founding directors Jamel Gaines and Deeply Rooted’s Kevin Jeff (both Queens natives and Bernice Johnson Dance School alums) presented a concert of shared dance philosophies. The evening had a kindred aesthetic; presenting seven works spanning thirty-five years. Continue reading

9/16/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth Dance So Near and Yet So Far (You’ll Never Get Rich – 1941)

You’ll Never Get Rich (Columbia Pictures) is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth. The picture was very successful at the box office, turning Hayworth into a major star, and provided a welcome boost to Astaire who felt his career.
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9/15/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Bad Blood- Ulysses Dove

ulysses-doveBad Blood received its World Premiere, in 1984 on Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. Featuring music by Laurie Anderson (Gravity’s Angel and Walking and Falling) and Peter Gabriel (Excellent Birds) the work in an erotic tour de force battle of the sexes. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre premiered the work in 1986. It is one of seven Dove ballets in the Ailey Company repertoire.  Continue reading

9/14/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The History of Music Video Dancing With Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon


Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon whip, Nae Nae and Hammer Time their way through some of history’s most iconic music video dance moves. Continue reading

9/12/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jackson 5 Medley And Billie Jean At Motown 25 + (Complete & Restored)


The Jackson 5 performed a memorable medley of their hits at the legendary Motown 25 telecast. It was also the break out moment for Michael Jackson‘s solo career. Continue reading

9/6/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Indigo- Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran

Indigo is part of the 100 Degrees Of Sergei series Choreography: 100 Degrees Celsius by Emil Faski with music entitled Lacrima Desperide by Damiano Baldon performed by Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran. Continue reading

9/5/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Mad Manoush- Night Tango

This entertaining dance sequence featuring Steve Karell and Lindsay Hollister from the movie Get Smart set to the music of Mad Manoush
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8/3/19 O&A NYC DANCE: A. Piazzolla- Libertango

Libertango is a composition by tango composer Astor Piazzolla, recorded and published in 1974 in Milan. The title is a portmanteau merging “Libertad” (Spanish for liberty) and “Tango”, symbolizing Piazzolla’s break from Classical Tango to Tango Nuevo.  Continue reading

8/24/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: James Brown Dance Class

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, shares a few of the latest dance moves- How many do you know? Continue reading