Anthony Mmesoma Madu’s practice dance session was so impressive that it earned him a ballet scholarship with the American Ballet Theater in the U.S.
By Lekan Oyekanmi, Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press
Jack Mitchell’s photos, which helped promote Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater over decades, offer a window into the way Ailey pushed dance forward.
By Joshua Barajas
Last summer, Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray premiered his latest dance piece at New York City art center, The Shed. Less than a year later, every major performance venue in New York is closed. But Gray and his fellow performers aren’t…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
At a time when music and nightlife have slowed to a halt as people adjust to a world of social distancing, more and more party goers are turning to online dance gatherings to get their collective grooves on. One such…
By Ivette Feliciano
By Mori Rothman, Michael D. Regan
People around the world on Saturday celebrated the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, marking the first day of the Year of the Rat, with many celebrations including the traditional "lion dance" to usher in good luck and fortune.
Americans have been drawn to rural areas in recent years partly due to the appeal of a higher quality of life. These regions have not traditionally been known as art hubs, but some residents say that trend is changing. Jeffrey…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Twyla Tharp is the greatest choreographer of our era. Her groundbreaking career in dance blended classical ballet with contemporary culture. Now, at age 78, Tharp is sharing her innovative approach to health and aging in a new book. Jeffrey Brown…
By Peter Orsi, Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press
As founder and director of the National Ballet of Cuba, Alonso personified the island's arts program under Fidel Castro's communist rule and she kept vise-like control over the troupe past her 90th birthday despite being nearly blind for decades.
By Elizabeth Flock
Those who write about dance are trying to capture the specificity and physicality through words. A number of books can change our understanding.
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