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
Thanksgiving signals the official start of the holiday season. It is also the beginning of the holiday arts season and this week the excitement is palpable. Theatre aboard from City College to Hell’s Kitchen, music brings back the 60’s on the Upper Westside, with protest art in Chelsea; and while the Ailey company celebrates turning 60 in midtown, we have a group of over 60 “Sugar Babies” 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.
A conversation with Michelle Fleet prior to the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 2017 New York City season Tuesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 26 at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Continue reading
The 2015 Youth America Grand Prix(YAGP) held their culminating gala event on Thursday, April 16, at the Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center. The evening aptly dubbed Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow showcased the talent of aspiring youth and their professional counterparts. The night was an exciting mix of promise, perfection and professionalism.Continue reading
New York Fashion Week, the biannual fashion extravaganza will be moved to two new locations beginning fall 2015. Moynihan Station (Midtown West)
and Skylight Clarkson Square (Tribeca) were chosen by IMG, along with New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. This is a definite coup for the Skylight Group that runs both locations.
Lincoln Center was slated to house Fashion Week until 2020. The deal was dissolved when park advocates filed a suit against the event for encroaching on a small park nearby. To reduce chaos IMG suggested that some brands may be omitted from the schedule and that transportation will be provided. The also mentioned in a release that New York Fashion Week will also include a more carefully curated designer schedule that will be complemented by strategic partner alliances. We will have to wait until NWFW Spring 2016, scheduled September 10 through 17, to see how fashion editors, celebrities, designers and the public navigates the multiple locations.
Paul Taylor brings his renowned dance company back to the David H. Kock Theater at Lincoln Center, March 10 through March 29, 2015. The company will present 17 Taylor classics plus a New York Premiere of Sea Lark, with set and costumes by his long-time design collaborator Alex Katz and a vibrant score by Francis Poulenc, and the World Premiere of Death and the Damsel.Continue reading
Promethean Fire (2002) is danced to the music of three of Leopold Stokowski’s famous Bach transcriptions (Opus 116). The ensemble work is one of Paul Taylor’s six ballets set to the music of the baroque master. This excerpt is the first movement choreographed to the celebrated Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Continue reading
By Walter Rutledge The first week of August is the height of the summer, and the same is true for the arts. This week an old master of modern art returns to midtown, while an up and coming dance company debuts in Central Park. Here are a few of the many events taking place in the city that never sleeps guaranteed to get you Out and About.Continue reading
Outstanding performers have always been the hallmark of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dancers that consistently test the technical and artistic boundaries of modern dance remain a fundamental part of founder Alvin Ailey’s continuing legacy. Artists Carmen DeLavalallade, Dudley Williams, Judith Jamison, Miguel Godreau, Linda Kent, Sara Yarborough, Sarita Allen, Gary deLoatch, Desmond Richardson, and Renee Robinson all possessed an innate ability beyond technique, a God given gift that unfortunately cannot be taught. When the stage lights hit these special individuals it is refracted into dazing, flawless, pure light that pulls you in… moth to flame. Celeste Linda Sims is pure light. Continue reading