8/17/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Canion Shijirbat- Dance and Animation

Canion Shijirbat, from Mongolia, mixes dance, visuals and sound to create amazing art! Continue reading

8/4/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Cypher Afro Dance

DJ Flex lends his song She Don’t Text (Afrobeat Freestyle) to this Cypher Afro dance.  Continue reading

5/4/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Maya Plisetskaya Dances Bolero, And The Dying Swan

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Maya Plisetskaya, Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the Bolshoi Ballet, danced Maurice Bejart’s Bolero set to the famous Ravel score in 1975. Plisetskaya created a stunning theatrical experience. What makes the piece so compelling is that although Plisetskaya may be accompanied by dozens of other dancers mirroring her movement, the first and only focus is on the prima ballerina herself.  Continue reading

4/21/18 O&A NYC DANCE/REVIEW: newsteps- a choreographer’s series

By Walter Rutledge

The Chen Dance Center began the 34th consecutive newsteps; the semi-annual emerging choreographers’ series, Thursday, April 19 at the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street in New York’s Chinatown. This season the three-performance spring showcase, which runs through Saturday, April 21, selected works from “non- dancers”. Professional artists, actors, musicians, singers, photographers, who applied their expertise of their respective art forms to the choreographic process. The five choreographers selected through an open audition for the April concerts are Kate Douglas, Bryndon Cook, Lauren Oliver, Alec Funiciello, and Sophia Zukoski. Each choreographer is given rehearsal space, an honorarium, mentoring from a member of the selection panel, and multiple (three) performances to give the works time to “find its own voice”. Continue reading

3/19/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez DANCE: Droid vs Koolaid | Top 10 Battles of 2017

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

D.R.E.A.M Ring had one of the best top ten dance battle of the year, between Droid and Koolaid. This is a special for 2017. Out and About NYC Magazine would like to see more talent for 2018. Continue reading

3/15/18 O&A NYC DANCE PT.2: HomePod – Welcome Home by Spike Jonze

FKA Twigs dance in Spike Jonze directed Apple HomePod Ad.Apple has enlisted Spike Jonze to create a similar world in a new ad for the HomePod

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3/12/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Conversation With Khalia Campbell- Ailey II

Khalia Campbell is one of those individuals who was born to dance. Her talent, drive and natural God given ability have aligned in this endeavor, and the result is awe-inspiring. Campbell will be on full display this week as Ailey ll begins their spring season on Wednesday March 14th at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Continue reading

3/5/18 O&A NYC DANCE- CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: The 11 Prima Ballerina Of The Bolshoi Ballet

In celebration of Women’s History Month these are the 11 Prima Ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet. Continue reading

2/13/18 O&A NYC VALENTINE’S SONG OF THE DAY: Billy Preston And Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again Live

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With You I’m Born Again, a 1979 duet performed by Motown recording artists Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright, is a single from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Fast Break. The song was credited as With You I’m Born Again, Billy Preston and Syreeta and written by Carol Connors and David Shire. The single became an international hit for the duo.  Continue reading

2/10/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY ANYTHING GOES- CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Naomi Campbell Supermodel

naomi-campbell-makeup Naomi Elaine Campbell, an English-born model, of African Jamaican descent and Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name Ming. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion world. Continue reading