Martin: a ballet by Gordon Parks,an original five-movement ballet chronicling the struggles of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Filmed in 1990 the work stars John Jones as Dr. King and Sheila Rohan as Rosa Parks, featuring choreography by Real Lamb. “Martin” (PBS, 1990), about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Parks served as executive producer, director, composer, keyboardist and documentary photographer for this boldly ambitious project. Continue reading
In the scene from the film Scent of a Woman, Frank Slade, a blind retired lieutenant colonel (played by Al Pacino) teaches Donna, a stranger whom he met at a restaurant, how to dance the tango.Continue reading
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!is a children’s story by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel written in rhymed verse with illustrations by the author. In 1957 the book was published by Random House, and it also appeared in an issue of Redbook Magazine. The story criticizes the commercialization of Christmas. The 26-minute short directed by cartoon legend Chuck Jones and narrated by Boris Karloff was originally telecast on CBS on December 18, 1966.
Scrooge is a 1970 British Musical Filmadaptation in Panavision of Charles Dickens1843 story A Christmas Carol. It was filmed in London between January and May 1970 and directed by Ronald Neame and starredAlbert Finney as Ebenezer Scrooge. Continue reading
In From Dusk Till Dawn Salma Hayek did not have a choreographer for her dance. Director Robert Rodriguez just told her to feel the music and dance to it. Rodriguez would later use the same tactic with Jessica Alba in Sin City (2005). Continue reading
The Exorcist is a supernatural horror film adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name, directed by William Friedkin and starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max Von Sydowand Jason Miller.Continue reading
Maximillian (Eddie Murphy)is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her (Angela Bassett) in Brooklyn.Continue reading
Queen of the Damnedis a 2002 vampire horror film and a loose adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series, The Queen of the Damned, although the film contains many plot elements from the latter novel’s predecessor, The Vampire Lestat. It stars Aaliyah as the vampire queen Akasha, and Stuart Townsend as the vampire Lestat. Queen of the Damned was released six months after Aaliyah’s death and is dedicated to her memory. In addition to the film clip Out and About NYC Magazine presents a behind the scene video and a deleted scene. Continue reading
All That Jazz is the semi-autobiographical fantasy film based on aspects of Bob Fosse’slife and career as dancer, choreographer and director. The musical film was directed by Bob Fosse with screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse. Continue reading
28Dance Of The Village Elders from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Eddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The ArtsEddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The ArtsTime: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eddie Martinez, “White Outs” at The Bronx Museum Of The Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse. Known for exuberantly colorful abstractions with street art flair, Martinez has recently taken to painting over large parts of his canvases with white pigment, not as an erasure so much as an exploration of how revisions factor into the process of composition. This show features works in that vein, created over the last year. The exhibit runs through February 17, 2019.
February 21, 2019
Dance Of The Village EldersDance Of The Village EldersTime: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Dance of The Village Elders will resume weekly fitness classes for Seniors on Thursday January 10th 2pm at St. Phillip's Church (204 west 134th Street). The 90-minutes class Thursday afternoon class incorporates stretching and breathing, calisthenics, aerobics and dance/choreography. The class is “senior specific” designed to encourage and aid each person reach their personal best.