This L.A. Exhibit Honors Blondell Cummings Through Rare Videos and Interviews

Rarely has a woman dance artist (other than Martha Graham or Anna Pavlova) been given an entire exhibit all to herself. But Art + Practice, in South Los Angeles, has teamed up with the Getty Research Institute to highlight Blondell Cummings’ unique place in the dance firmament. Cummings didn’t have big-name recognition like Judith Jamison, […]

Remembering Blondell Cummings (1944–2015)

A dancer/choreographer who crossed over from modern to postmodern, from the black dance community to the avant-garde community, Blondell Cummings was a riveting presence onstage and a steadying presence offstage. She died of pancreatic cancer last Sunday, Aug. 30. Cummings grew up in Harlem; she attended NYU and studied at the Martha Graham School of […]