10/19/18 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary– a ballet rendition of Bram Stoker’s gothic novel Dracula performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The work was filmed in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th century. Continue reading

10/14/18 O&A NYC 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles (2018)

Africa, the continent with rich and diverse cultures and traditions, and one of the more fun and vibrant traditions is dance. Dance has been one of many forms of expression, storytelling and enjoyment across the continent, and alongside traditional dances, so here are the 10 Most Popular African Dance Styles. Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Matthew Bourne΄s Swan Lake (2012)

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake was first staged at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London in 1995. The longest running ballet in London’s West End and on Broadway, it has been performed in the UK, Los Angeles, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Israel and Singapore.  Continue reading

10/13/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: StepUp 3D- Robo Dance (First Battle)


StepUp 3D- Robo Dance (First Battle) is an awesome dance scene from “Mad” Chadd Smith.   Continue reading

10/9/18 O&A NYC Dance/Film: Rudolph Nureyev as Valentino in Tango Scene with Vaslav Nijinsky from Valentino

Valentino-PosterRudolph Nureyev as Valentino- the world’s greatest lover dances the tango with the world’s greatest male dancer.  Continue reading

10/3/18 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Traditional Future- Anuang’a Fernando

Kenyan Dance Legend Fernando Anuang’a showcasing the best of African contemporary dance. Continue reading

9/27/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Lil Buck at Fondation Louis Vuitton

London-based director Andrew Margetson follows Memphis-born jookin’ dancer Lil Buck as he twists and turns past masterpieces by the likes of Picasso and Matisse to mark the current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection. Continue reading

9/26/18 O&A NYC FILM/DANCE: Frenel

Frenel Morris (a Miliner/Father) Terence Nance (Director) Chanelle Aponte Pearson (Producer) Shawn Peters (Photography) Storyboard P. & Daphe Lee (Dancers) Nelson Mandela Nance (aka Norvis Junior) (Editor).  Continue reading

9/25/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Arthur Mitchell Inspires Students at SAB (May 2018)

By Walter Rutledge

Back in 2014 I received a phone call from Arthur Mitchell. He knew my association with the Romare Bearden Foundation, and that Romare’s archives were housed at Columbia University.  He needed information about the process so he could do the same with his own legacy. “Hold on Sir”, I put him on hold and called Deidre Kelly the co-director of the Romare Bearden Foundation. Diedre gave me the contact information he requested. Continue reading

9/24/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Bob Fosse- Air-otica

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All That Jazz is the semi-autobiographical fantasy film based on aspects of Bob Fosse’s life and career as dancer, choreographer and director. The  musical film was directed by Bob Fosse with screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse.
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