10/14/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: October 14- 21, 2019

Fall is finally here! In New York that means cool mornings, sweater weather afternoons, jacket evenings and the arts. We have street art in Da Bronx, 90’s R&B in Harlem and Dance honors its own in the Village.  Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

8/23/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Misty Copeland – The Arsenio Hall Show (Interview and Performance)

Misty Copeland literally leaped into the public consciousness through a well orchestrated and highly visible media campaign. Her performances with music icon Prince helped catapulted Copeland into the public eye.  Continue reading

12/20/18 O&A NYC IN MEMORIUM: Raven Wilkinson Ballet Pioneer Dies at 83

Raven Wilkinson the first African-American to join a major international company had passed,  she was 83.  Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC 20 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, Windham, NH.  
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10/25/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING- WEEKEND PICKS: OCTOBER 25 THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2018

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in New York City. The chill in the air reminds us that culture and fall go together like NYC bagels and lox. This week there is art by older artists at MoMA, Jazz heating up the Village, scary movies for those pre-Halloween gitters, and dance all over NYC. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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12/30/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Misty Copland and Ailey Company Perform In Tribute To Carmen De Lavallade

Misty Copeland, Robert Fairchild and members of the Ailey Company performed in honor of Carmen de Lavallade during the Kennedy Center Honors.  Continue reading

12/4/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Misty Copeland and Sterling Baca- Nutcracker Pas de Deux (2014)

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American Ballet Theater ‘s Misty Copeland as the Sugar Plum Fairy with ABT’s Sterling Baca at the New England Dance Ensemble’s production of ‘the Nutcracker’, at the Windham high school, Windham, NH.  
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8/31/17 O&A NYC DANCE: An Evening with Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, has often spoken out about being “different” in the world of ballet. Continue reading

3/8/17 O&A NYC DANCE: Misty Copeland On Changing The Face Of Ballet

Misty Copeland said “I never thought I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing something I was passionate about, something that gave me a voice”  Copeland is the first African Americans to become a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Continue reading