6/21/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Madonna Performs Vogue at the MTV Awards 1990

Madonna performs Vogue at the 1990 MTV Awards. An original song taken from the I’m Breathless album (1990).  Continue reading

6/16/18 O&A NYC DANCE/REVIEW: Philadanco at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

Philadanco (Philadelphia Dance Company) opened their New York City season on June 12 at the Joyce Theater. The eleven- member ensemble performed four works by choreographers Thang Dao, Christopher L. Huggins, and two former Philadanco Company members Dawn Marie Bazemore and Tommie-Waheed Evans. The well curated program used social injustice as the evening’s theme. Continue reading

6/15/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY:  Philadanco Performs Christopher Huggins’ Latched at TEDxPenn

Philadanco performs Latched (2014) by resident choreographer Christopher Huggins at TEDxPenn. Continue reading

6/13/18 O&A Hollywood Monday: Grace Jones in Vamp

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Vamp is a 1986 comedy horror film directed by Richard Wenk, co-written by Wenk and Donald P. Borchers, and starring Grace Jones and Chris Makepeace. Continue reading

6/8/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Sylvie Guillem e Massimo Murru- Petite Mort

Sylvie Guillem and Massimo Murru perform Jiří Kylián”s Petite Mort with music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Continue reading

6/7/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Philadanco Returns to the Joyce

Philadanco returns to New York City for seven performances, June 12 through 17 at the Joyce Theater. The company will present four works by choreographers of color, including three New York premieres. This concert series marks the company’s first solo presentation at the Joyce Theater since 2012.  Continue reading

6/3/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Beyoncé Formation (Afrobeat Remix)

AfroBeat remix of Beyoncé’s Formation created by DJ Puto X, choreography by Kara Jenelle with videography by Q Burdette, Dancers: Nirine Brown, Anisha Gibbs, Lindiwe Rose, and Kash Sharif! Continue reading

6/2/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Celebrating LGBTQIA Pride Month- The Dying Swan. Dancer Ida Nevaseyneva (

Ida Nevaseyneva (real name Paul Ghiselin) is the socialist real ballerina of the working peoples everywhere, comes flushed from her triumphs at the Varna Festival, where she was awarded a specially created plastic medal for Bad Taste. Continue reading

5/24/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Natalia Makarova & Ivan Nagy (with Itzhak Perlman & Lynn Harrell) – Swan Lake

Natalia Makaova, and one of her favorite partners, Ivan Nagy, dancing the White Swan Pas de Deux from “Swan Lake.” They are accompanied on-stage by violinist Itzhak Perlman and cellist Lynn Harrell. Continue reading

5/17/18 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Sir Mix-a-Lot- Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back“, also known as “I Like Big Butts“, the hit song written and recorded by rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot from his album Mack Daddy.  The song samples the 1986 Detroit techno single “Technicolor” by  Channel One. Continue reading