6/16/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: June 17 through June 23, 2019

Summer is finally here! Yes Friday June 21 is the summer solstice; the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. Its New York Dance Week Festival so people are shaking up the entire five boroughs. And films honoring ballet and opera icons share greatest and on Broadway we learn about the Secret Life of Bees. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

6/9/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: June 9 Through June 16, 2019

Sunny days just makes New Yorkers even more festive. We have a dance tribute in Queens, a film on an Opera icon and Jumping Jack Flash in New Jersey. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/30/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND: May 30th through June 3, 2019

The weather is warming as the days are getting longer this gives New Yorkers are time to be out and about. We have a tribute to an R&B legend at the legendary Apollo Theater, a first Saturday celebration in Brooklyn and seniors dancing in Harlem. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/21/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 20- May 27, 2019

It’s here! Memorial Day weekend- the official start of summer. We have an African-diaspora cultural festival in Brooklyn, and Afrobeats in Midtown. A genie grants big screen wishes and Love In Bloom on Staten Island. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

5/13/19 O&A NYC WHATS HAPPENING THIS WEEK: May 13- 20, 2019

Its mid- May great walking weather. The dark heavy jackets have been replaced by light sweaters and floral prints as New Yorkers stroll down bustling streets in the world’s cultural Mecca. Art and dance are everywhere from Midtown to Brooklyn; we have Latin jazz in Harlem and Shakespeare and the Temptations are both on Broadway. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

 2/27/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY- EXTRA: Desmond Richardson- Imprint/Maya at TEDx Talks

Desmond Richardson co-founder/co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater also holds the distinction of being the first African-American principal dancer of American Ballet Theater. Here he performs Imprint/Maya by Dwight Roden and shares his biggest inspiration and finding joy through movement. Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC 20 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, Windham, NH.  
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12/4/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater ‘s Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, at the Windham high school, Windham, NH.  
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8/31/17 O&A NYC DANCE: An Evening with Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, has often spoken out about being “different” in the world of ballet. Continue reading

3/14/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Paul Taylor’s Airs Performed by American Ballet Theatre (1985)

American Ballet Theatre performance of  Paul Taylor’s Airs featuring music by George Frideric Handel, filmed in San Francisco (1985). Continue reading