Ailey All Access
March 17 –
Join the Ailey All Access web page and get real-time access to many Ailey classics, free programs, premieres, favorites plus virtual workshops classes and more. Find out more here
American Ballet Theatre (ABT)
March 23-April 18
New York City Center presents their ABT Live from City Center | A Ratmansky Celebration, featuring American Ballet Theatre filmed live on the City Center stage, the program marks ABT’s return to the theater for their first full evening program at City Center since 2012. Hosted by Susan Fales-Hill, highlights include excerpts from The Seasons (2019), Seven Sonatas (2009), and The Sleeping Beauty (2015), and Bernstein in a Bubble, a World Premiere set to the music of Leonard Bernstein. "The new work, Ratmansky’s first since March 2020, was created in January and February of this year during a quarantined “ballet bubble” in Silver Bay, New York. The program features ABT dancers Aran Bell, Isabella Boylston, Skylar Brandt, Herman Cornejo, Patrick Frenette, Carlos Gonzalez, Blaine Hoven, Catherine Hurlin, Tyler Maloney, Luciana Paris, Devon Teuscher, Cassandra Trenary, and James Whiteside," notes the release. Find out more here
On Sundays, the "Works & Process" series continues with Ladies of Hip-Hop: Black Dancing Bodies Project × (4/11), and Jamar Roberts and David Watson (4/18) artists from Intergenerational performing arts series “Works & Process” at the Guggenheim, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will present newly commissioned video performances developed during Works & Process bubble residencies at Bethany Arts Community, Catskill Mountain Foundation, and Mount Tremper Arts. Find out more here
Raja Feather Kelly
April 8 – 10
Kelly’s HYSTERIA returns to New York Live Arts’ lobby, for another round of his socially distanced outdoor performances. Find out more here
Richardson created Without Further Delay for nine 2021 YoungArts award winners from across the country, and features a new score by Terence Blanchard. Find out more here
Iele paloumpis & Alice Shepard
Danspace Project’s "Conversations Without Walls" a virtual series, brings together paloumpis and Sheppard. Find out more here
April 8 - 22
Abraham's yet-to-be-named premiere for New York City Ballet’s 2021 digital season created after a three-week COVID-compliant residency bubble at the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, will feature dancers - India Bradley, Jonathan Fahoury, Christopher
Grant, Claire Kretzschmar, Lauren Lovette, Taylor Stanley, KJ Takahashi, and Sebastian Villarini-Velez. Find out more here
April 8 – 21
At the Joyce, Casel will perform live and audiences can view the world premiere on demand “…inspired by her relationship with tap and the joy she finds in living,” according to the release. Collaborators are director Torya Beard, filmmaker Kurt Csolak, plus music and arrangements from Crystal Monee Hall and Annastasia Victory. Find out more here
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
April 8 - 15
As part of Baryshnikov Arts Center's PlayBAC series De Keersmaeker brings the 2019 New York premiere of De Keersmaeker's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Find out more here
Virtually for the 92 nd Street Y, the “Future Dance Festival” will present a total of 21 works, with seven shown on each weekend, chosen by panelists Kyle Abraham, Janet Eilber, Jennifer Stahl, Jessica Tong, Victor Quijada, Eduardo Vilaro and Taryn Kaschock Russell, 92Y Harkness Dance Center director. Find out more here
This [Virtual] Movement Research Festival GPS Chats offers conversations with artists that have participated in the first exchange in 2013 and the last exchange before the pandemic hit in 2020. We'll be joined by the organizers from Mexico Laboratorio: Condensación and Segundo Piso in a conversation moderated by Levi Gonzalez. These artistic exchanges between the US and Mexico have created space for a more expansive dialogue on the realities, challenges and possibilities of being a working artist within and across these two countries' borders. Find out more here
Nine artists selected for JACK Artist Residencies
Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK announces the nine artists selected for residencies at JACK, running March through August 2021. Chosen from an open call that drew 169 submissions, the artists include theater-makers Carolina Đỗ, Kedian Keohan, Drew Drake and Jadele McPherson, designers Itohan Edoloyi and Tuçe Yasak, composers Jaime Lozano and Sugar Vendil, and dance artist Nora Alami. These residencies are intended to give artists an opportunity to deepen their craft, explore, experiment, and develop new work. Each artist will receive two weeks in the space with full access to JACK's technical equipment, as well as a $500 stipend.
Read more here
FROM THE FOLKS AT THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY:
Rhea L. Combs is named as its new director of curatorial affairs, effective May 10. Combs comes to the Portrait Gallery from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where she has served as curator of film and photography and head of the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts. At the Portrait Gallery, Combs will work with the museum’s Curatorial, History, Conservation and Audience Engagement departments to draw connections between portraiture, biography and identity.
Find out more here
Courtnie, Kendra J. Ross, and Kearah-Armonie
March 31 - April 2
651ARTS’ The Neighborhood Project which supports emerging Black Brooklyn-based artists by partnering them with small businesses within their neighborhoods will feature 2020/21 resident artists Courtnie, Ross, and Kearah-Armonie. The curator is Najee Omar. Find out more here
Various Artists/American Ballet Theatre's Incubator
March 29 - May 3
American Ballet Theatre will present the works of the 2021 ABT Incubator with weekly premieres of new choreography created within the past year by ABT artists Zhong-Jing Fang, Joseph Markey, Sung Woo Han, Luciana Paris, Luigi Crispino, Sung Woo Han, and Melvin Lawovi. Find out more here
Amy Hall Garner
Over the course of her Toulmin Fellowship and from a season-long collaboration with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Hall is "...exploring the ephemerality of flowers in their natural and abstract forms for a production that brings together music, dance, and art with collaborator Jared Small in Meaningful In Motion, a visual tribute dedicated to three prominent Black ballerinas Lauren Anderson, Debra Austin, and Virginia Johnson..." notes the release. Find out more here
Mark DeGarmo Dance
DeGarmo Dance Broadcasts its Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2020-21, featuring BIPOC, Emerging, and Experienced NYC, USA, and International Performing Artists hailing from Chicago, England, Haiti, Malaysia, Mexico, New York City, and Pittsburgh. Find out more here
Alice Sheppard/Kinetic Light
As part of the YBCA Summit artists and honorees from the Bay Area and beyond including Alice Sheppard and Kinetic Light, Tahirah Rasheed, Youth Versus Apocalypse, Ijeoma Oluo, Margo Hall and SOMA Pilipinas will perform. Find out more here
March 5 - April 4
Bourne’s month-long digital festival, New Adventures continues with four of New Adventures productions filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, with Bourne's twists on ballet classics: Swan Lake, The Car Man, Cinderella, and Romeo and Juliet. A new title premiers every Friday. Each one will be available on demand for 10 days. Find out more here
March 25-April 7
Streaming from the Joyce is flamenco artist Galvan’s Maestro de Barra a “…more spontaneous music and dance culture found in cafes and bars around the world,” according to the release. Find out more here
Ailey All Access
March 17 – June 24
Join the Ailey All Access web page and get real-time access to many Ailey classics, favorites and more. Find out more here
This video is a hybrid between live performance & aesthetic fantasy.
Both a document and a reimagining of our performances in September 2020 @ the East River Park Amphitheater, in New York City, this work features video design and direction by Jeremy Jacob, with photos by Maria Baranova.
Co-presented by Wexner Center for the Arts and Los Angeles Performance Practice, Netta introduces the presentation live!
Performed by and created with
Marc Crousillat, Stanley Gambucci, Symara Johnson, Nick Sciscione, Caitlin Scranton, Hsiao-Jou Tang and Babacar Top.
This will be available for viewing until April 13, 2021.
Presented to her by Susan Fales-Hill, Misty Copeland - see Misty Copeland's acceptance speech during the NAACP Image Awards livestream online (not the televised show).
Click photo to see the event ->
KEVIN MCKENZIE TO RETIRE AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE CONCLUSION OF 2022 SEASON
FROM THE FOLKS @ Wassaic Project:
Our 2021–2022 Winter Residency open call is officially live.
Winter residents spend 3–6 months in Wassaic and get 24-hour access to 80–100 square foot studios in the Old Hotel in Maxon Mills. Programming includes lectures and one-on-one studio visits from creative professionals, group studio visits led by our embedded critics, Adam and Lauren of Ghost of a Dream, artist talks and presentations, and Open Studios sessions. All residents live just a short walk away in one of our two residency houses, the Schoolhouse and the Lodge. Due to COVID-19, each artist or artist team lives in a private house.
Family residents stay in Wassaic for 1–8 weeks, get access to all the same programming and studio space as the rest of our artists-in-residence, and live in a private home in town. We encourage you to apply whatever the word "family" means to you (we broadly define it as a group of more than one individual where there is an in-house, dependent caregiving relationship, but are always open to new interpretations).
Application requirements at the link below. We'll also be hosting an info session on April 21st and office hours on April 27th. We look forward to seeing your applications!
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I am a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer. I am a Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning. I am also a former faculty member at The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Hunter College, Sarah Lawrence College (Guest), Kean University and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. I write on dance for The Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine and various publications. Click below to read more about me at my home page - "About Me."