11/6/21 O&A NYC AFTER THE CONVERSATION: Elisa Monte, Sarita Allen, Lloyd Knight, Marzia Memoli

The Martha Graham Dance Company concluded its New York fall performances at the Joyce Theater. O&A NYC Editor-in-Chief Walter Rutledge sat down with Treading choreographer Elisa Monte, Graham dancers Lloyd Knight and Marzia Memoli, and “dance Icon” former Ailey principal Sarita Allen for a spirited conversation about Monte’s signature work. After the interview ended the the conversation continued.   Continue reading

10/27/21 O&A NYC DANCE: Treading With Elisa Monte, Sarita Allen, Lloyd Knight, Marzia Memoli

By Walter Rutledge

The Martha Graham Dance Company will has began their fall 2021 Joyce Theater season. The season, which runs October 26 thru October 31, will present two programs featuring Graham classics, new works and revivals. Elisa Montes signature duet Treading, originally commissioned by Martha Graham in 1979, will have its anticipated return to the repertoire tonight at the Joyce Theater. O&A NYC Editor-in-Chief Walter Rutledge sat down choreographer Elisa Monte, former Ailey principal dancer Sarita Allen and present cast Lloyd Knight and Marzia Memoli for a fun and informative conversation.   Continue reading

4/5/16 O&A NYC DANCE: Harlem Arts Alliance Honors Women In Dance

By Walter Rutledge


The Harlem Arts Alliance presented a special monthly meeting celebrating the Harlem community’s contribution to dance. The forum, which took place on Monday April 4, acknowledged the contributions of women of color to the advancement of the art form. The evening began with an informal meet and greet in the lobby of Aaron Davis Hall, City College. Continue reading

Elisa Monte Dance at Ailey Citicorp Theater

By Walter Rutledge

EMD Gala Lonely Planet by Pascal Sonnet 2 Elisa Monte Dance presented a three-day season at the Ailey Citicorp Theater Thursday, May 15 through Saturday, May 17. The company offered four works by company member Joe Celej, Associate Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher and Artistic Director Elisa Monte. The concert was a focused and consistent testament to the company’s 33-year modern dance legacy. Continue reading