My 2020 "Things I Remember Most"
Reggie Wilson of Reggie Wilson's Fist & Heel Performance Group in "Power" @ ICA (Boston)
Annique Roberts of Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE in “Mercy”@ Joyce
Nacera Belaza & Meryem Jazouli in "A Shared Evening" @ Danspace Project
Ayodele Casel's "Diary of a Tap Dancer@ New York City Center
Melanie Greene on Sapphire @ Gibney's "Living Gallery"
Jamar Robert in his Morani/Mungu (Black Warrior/Black God)
Natasha M. Diamond-Walker Lamentation by Martha Graham
Dormeshia in Lady Swings the Blues
Calvin Royal III in Kyle Abraham’s to be seen
@ New York City Center's "Fall For Dance"
Jared Brown, Lloyd Knight, Sara Mearns, Shamel Pitts, Annique Roberts, Cassandra Trenary and Michael Trusnovec in Molissa Fenley’s 1988 State of Darkness @ The Joyce
Holly Bass in Moneymaker @ NYLA (streamed and in-person from the sidewalk)
Urban Bush Women’s Artist Journal
Raja Feather of The Feath3r Theory in Hysteria @ NYLA (streamed or in-person from the sidewalk)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in their first ever virtual season. Among other treasures, there was a re-imagined celebration of the timeless classic, Revelations.
"Black Dance Stories" Thursdays @ 6pm - Danelle Morgan & Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (12/10)
The Shed Announced 27 New York City Artists for the Second Open Call - Beginning Summer 2021
The Shed's second Open Call, a large-scale, commissioning program for early-career artists across performance, visual arts, and popular culture was announced.
Each artist, who lives or works in the five boroughs, was selected by The Shed along with 50 external industry professionals and artists across disciplines to create and present new work at The Shed beginning in summer 2021 and continuing into 2022.
The list of dance artists are:
Ana María Agüero Jahannes.
Benjamin Akio Kimitch
Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light
READ MORE HERE
DANCE DURING COVID - 19
Virtual Dance Continued + Fall 2020 Announcements ~ Enjoy! (Updated as of 12/9)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Virtual Season
December 2 – 31
The season will feature a variety of special programs each available online for a one-week period and open to all. Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with a reimagined season featuring premieres by Ailey’s Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts; and Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing, in partnership with Company member and Assistant to the Rehearsal Director Clifton Brown, and former Company member Yusha-Marie Sorzano; a variety of other special programs; and a series of BattleTalk conversations, moderated by Artistic Director Robert Battle. For further information, visit www.alvinailey.org/virtualseason.
"Black Dance Stories" Thursdays @ 6pm - Abdel R. Salaam & Marlies Yearby (12/3)
DANCE DURING - COVID -19
DESCENT FILM PREMIERE
Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon.
Premiere Thursday, December 3, 8pm CST
(artist conversation to follow, 9:15pm CST)
Film available through December 5
Access: Captions + two versions of Audio Description for DESCENT film and CART + ASL for artist conversation
Tickets: $18.50 per household/$10 students
(if you want to experience DESCENT but finances are a barrier, please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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."