11/30/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Harkness Promise Award- Recognizes The Future

By Walter Rutledge

The 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards will take place on Monday December 3, 2018, 7:30pm. at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Since 1954 the award has recognized accomplished individuals who have made an impact in dance over the course of their career. This year the awards honors choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Crystal Pite and dancers Lourdes Lopez and Michael Trusnovec. For the first time emerging artists will also be recognized through The Harkness Promise Award, designed to spotlight and assist two young artists for the potential of their artistic work while investing in the next generation of dance makers. Continue reading

11/3/18 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: The Sound Of One Hand Slapping

The Sound Of One Hand Slapping is an excerpt from Ara Fitzgerald’s Watch The Bullies Dance in which the ghost of P.T. Barnum, upset that heaven is a no smoking zone, returns to lament the loss of ethics in the showbusiness of politics. He argues that TRUST, NOT FEAR is the true art of both the showman and the politician. Who knew that common sense could be so complicated? Continue reading

7/15/17 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Grace Jones live at North Sea Jazz 2017- Slave to the Rhythm

Grace Jones performs Slave to the Rhythm live at North Sea Jazz 2017. Over 150 performances in total will take place in the weekend of July 7, 8 and 9, spread out over 14 stages.  Continue reading

5/7/17 O&A NYC DANCE: NewSteps Meet The Choreographers- Ryan Pliss

NewSteps, a choreographer’s series, will present five works by eight choreographers and collaborators. The emerging dance makers include Ryan Pliss, Deborah Gladstein/Helen Yee, Mary Grace McNally, Molly Mingey, Quinn Dixon and Bree Nasby. The series will take place May 11 through 13 at the Chen Dance Center 70 Mulberry Street.  Continue reading

5/1/17 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering

Taja Lindley’s This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering draws parallels between discarded materials and the violent treatment of Black people in the United States. Continue reading