Tap dance is a form of dance once dominated by men. However, today it is dominated by women.
Dance organizations across the country have been planning ways to celebrate Juneteenth since well before it was declared a federal holiday by Congress this week. June 19 marks the date on which news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, TX, more than two years after the Civil War was declared over and enslaved people in […]
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down theaters and studios, two government initiatives are offering New York’s arts community opportunities to present in-person events: New York City’s Open Culture program and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Arts Revival program. New York City’s Open Culture Program Passed in New York City Council in December by […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Australian Dance Theatre artistic director Garry Stewart will step down at the end of 2021. Christine Windsor has retired from Sarasota Ballet after 14 seasons. Bashaun Williams will leave Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company at […]
In fall 2016, Ayodele Casel received a call from the director of Spoleto Festival USA, asking if she could present a show as part of its summer 2017 programming in Charleston, South Carolina. She didn’t hesitate to say yes. Although she had recently premiered a new work, While I Have the Floor, and even performed it […]
Thirty years ago, U.S. Joint Resolution 131, introduced by congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and Senator Alphonse D’Amato (R-NY), and signed into law by President G. W. Bush declared: “Whereas the multifaceted art form of tap dancing is a manifestation of the cultural heritage of our Nation… Whereas tap dancing is a joyful and powerful aesthetic […]
The ability to communicate clearly is something I’ve been consumed with for as long as I can remember. I was born in the Bronx and always loved city living. But when I was 9, a family crisis forced my mom to send me to Puerto Rico to live with my grandparents. I only knew one […]
Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Tigran Mkrtchyan has joined Boston Ballet as a soloist, Chisako Oga as a second soloist. At English National Ballet, Aitor Arrieta, Katja Khaniukova and Ken Saruhashi have been promoted to first soloist, Julia Conway, Daniel […]