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

6/6/18 O&A NYC MUSIC: Janet Jackson State of the World Tour (full show)

Janet Jackson’s State of the World Tour  2018 (full show) Continue reading

5/29/18 O&A NYC DIVO ALERT: Michael Jackson- Scream (Live Helsinki 1997)

Michael Jackson performed Scream during the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997 live in Helsinki, Finland on August 24, 1997. Continue reading

4/21/18 O&A NYC DANCE/REVIEW: newsteps- a choreographer’s series

By Walter Rutledge

The Chen Dance Center began the 34th consecutive newsteps; the semi-annual emerging choreographers’ series, Thursday, April 19 at the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street in New York’s Chinatown. This season the three-performance spring showcase, which runs through Saturday, April 21, selected works from “non- dancers”. Professional artists, actors, musicians, singers, photographers, who applied their expertise of their respective art forms to the choreographic process. The five choreographers selected through an open audition for the April concerts are Kate Douglas, Bryndon Cook, Lauren Oliver, Alec Funiciello, and Sophia Zukoski. Each choreographer is given rehearsal space, an honorarium, mentoring from a member of the selection panel, and multiple (three) performances to give the works time to “find its own voice”. Continue reading

4/18/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Afternoon Of A Faun- Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise

In Afternoon Of A Faun (1953) Jerome Robbins‘ genius take on the old Debussy/Nijinsky ballet. A 1955 Canadian broadcast of the two legends of the NYC Ballet (and the original ballerina in this) Tanaquil LeClercq and Jacques d’Amboise (Francisco Moncion original danseur). Continue reading

3/4/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Mary Lou’s Mass-Excerpt Featuring The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey’s collaboration with jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams, two artists who shared roots and memories in the southern church, is a deeply spirited theatrical experience.
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12/15/17 O&A NYC 10 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Anna Nikulina- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy ( Bolshoi Ballet 2014)

Bolshoi ballet principal dancer Anna Nikulina performs the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Continue reading

12/14/17 O&A NYC 11 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers – The Nutcracker Live 2015

California Philharmonic Dancers CalPhil with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” dancers/choreographers Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “BDash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis are featured on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, op. 71 (1892) movements March, Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies (Spencer/Derrick/Davis), Spanish Dance: Chocolate (Davis), Chinese Dance: Tea (Spencer) and Russian Dance: Trepak (Derrick). Maestro Victor Vener conducts the California Philharmonic Orchestra on Christmas Concert Spectacular finale at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA December 12, 2015.

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