Dance

2/13/21 O&A NYC GOING BACK TO AFRICA WITH WaleStylez: Magical Africa Rain Dance

“This was in light of the during the Western Cape drought and I performed the Rain Dance in the middle of the Theewaterskloof Dam, of which is the main reservoir that had dried up.About a week or two after dancing at the reservoir, it started raining in the Western Cape.”–… Continue reading

2/12/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Passage – DTH On Demand

The Dance Theatre of Harlem premiered Passage, choreography by Claudia Schreier, during the 2019 DTH 50th anniversary season. Continue reading

2/2/21 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Cicely Tyson Remembering Arthur Mitchell

  Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell had a friendship the spanned almost 60 years. Tyson shared her heartfelt memories of their meeting and endearing friendship at the December 3, 2018 memorial at Riverside Church, New York City. Continue reading

1/26/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Jon Batiste – I Need You

I Need You from Jon Batiste‘s upcoming album We Are available March 19, 2021. Continue reading

1/17/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY: Purlie (1981) | Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Melba Moore

Purlie is a musical with a book by Ossie Davis, Phillip Rose and Peter Udell, lyrics by Udell and music by Gary Geld and choreography by Louis Johnson. It is based on Davis’s 1961 play Purlie Victorious, which was later made into the 1963 film Gone Are the Days! and which included many… Continue reading

1/15/21 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater- Chroma, Grace, Takademe, Revelations (2015)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Revelations, Chroma, Grace, and Takademe in this 2015 rebroadcast. Continue reading

1/11/21 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Carib Gold (1956)- Ethel Waters, Cicely Tyson and Geoffrey Holder

Carib Gold (1956) is most notable for its largely African-American cast headlined by Ethel Waters, featuring the first known film roles for both Geoffrey Holder and 2019 Oscar Winner Cicely Tyson. The film is a maritime-themed B-movie, written and filmed almost entirely in Key West, Florida, with locally-cast musicians and extras. Continue reading

12/21/20 O&A NYC DANCE: Testament- (World Premiere) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)

‘Testament’ (World Premiere) by Matthew Rushing, Clifton Brown, and Yusha-Marie Sorzano, plus a conversation among the choreographers about the work’s creation. Continue reading

12/15/20 O&A NYC DANCE: Ailey- Celebrating Glenn Allen Sims & Linda Celeste Sims

Husband and wife Glenn Allen Sims and Linda Celeste Sims have danced with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for more than 20 years. Continue reading

12/9/20 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees

flips his “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” hit from 2019 into the sleigh-worthy holiday bop “Bells, Bows, Gifts, Trees” with an equally electrifying music video. Continue reading

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