5/30/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Pascal Rioult- The Craft of Choreography

By Walter Rutledge

RIOULT Dance NY begins the New York City season on Wednesday, May 30 thru Sunday, June 2 at the Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, NYC). The company will present Written for Dance an evening by founder/choreographer Pascal Rioult that celebrates the historic connection and collaborative power of the choreographer and composer. Written for Dance is inspired by the music of Russian composers representing three distinct musical periods – the romantic, the neo-classic, and the contemporary. Continue reading

5/15/18 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Chadwick Boseman’s Howard University 2018 Commencement Speech

Howard University alumnus Chadwick Boseman provides words of inspiration to the Class of 2018 during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12 in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

7/11/17 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Malcolm X- The House Negro And The Field Negro (2009)

Malcolm X’s The House Negro And The Field Negro speech was delivered in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. It happened while Martin Luther King Jr. was held in jail for his famous march on Selma. Malcolm X gave this speech to young protesters who received it very well. Continue reading

9/20/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: 6 Rules of Success- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The 6 rules of success by the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger that he says were crucial for his success in bodybuilding, Hollywood, politics, and every challenge along the way. Continue reading

3/22/16 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Sir Ken Robinson- Do Schools Kill Creativity? TED talk

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Robinson’s presentation Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity is the most watched TED talk of all time  Continue reading

11/25/15 O&A NYC Thanksgiving Bonus: Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG

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Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but the whole story we’re taught in school about Pilgrims and Native Americans is basically, just WRONG. Everything from the Native Americans and Pilgrims being best friends, to the outfits the Pilgrims actually wore, down to even the eating Turkey is based on loose half-truths and propaganda. So join Franchesca as she serves up some Thruthsgiving!

Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG

O&A NYC wish you a Happy Thanksgiving

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5/26/15 O&A Dance: New Dance Documentary PS DANCE! Premiering on Tri-State Public Television

By Walter Rutledge

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PS Dance!, an inspiring documentary showcasing the profound effects of dance education in NYC public schools, will air on tri-state public television station NJTV on May 26 at 10:00 p.m. The television program has already aired May 15 on WNET (THIRTEEN), and May 17 on WLIW21. The full film will also be available for online streaming at THIRTEEN.org/specials. Continue reading