Thursday marks the 80th birthday of Paul Taylor, one of America’s most celebrated modern choreographers. Last week, the company visited the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, just outside metropolitan Washington, D.C, for a special debut.
Thirty years after his original turn in the Duke Ellington tribute “Sophisticated Ladies,” tap dance icon Maurice Hines returns the show as dancer, choreographer and mentor in the revival at Lincoln Theater. Jeffrey Brown talks to Hines about sharing his work with the next generation. Continue reading
After more than 20 years at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, director Judith Jamison is preparing to step down. In a profile by Jeffrey Brown, Jamison discusses how a mantra of “pray, prepare, and proceed” had guided her both on and off the dance floor. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown profiles American artistic director, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. He has created more than 100 original works for his own company, in addition to countless others around the world. Continue reading