Dance of the Village Elders At Harlem Hospital Center

dances with eldersJoin the Summer Recital Walt’s Bevy of Beauty Babes Live from the Champagne Lounge with participants of the “Dance of the Village Elders” program for a tribute to the culture of the Village of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World:Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premieres Four Corners- June 17, 2013

By Walter Rutledge

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater after a thirteen-year absence, June 12 through June 16 for a total of seven performances. The company offered seven works, many were standouts from the fall /winter 2012 season including ; Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16, Robert Battle’s Takademe and Alvin Ailey’s masterwork Revelation. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Creative Outlet (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Company is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. Founded in 1994 Creative Outlet is a dance company, which has performed nationally and internationally, a school that has an outstanding track record of developing professional artists, an Arts-in-Educations programs that has provided arts programming in over forty inner-city schools, and a rigorous summer intensive program attracting students from Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Celebrating Matthew Rushing

By Walter Rutledge

60802435On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company.  Continue Reading →

Dance Of The Village Elders Recieve the Gift Of Dance

photo-7The Dance Of the Village Elders a jazz dance and fitness class located at Harlem Hospital received an early Christmas gift Tuesday evening.   Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance Of The Village Elders perform at the Ailey School

By Walter Rutledge

Seniors at Ailey 2 edit On Wednesday, December 18, Dance of The Village Elders held the culminating fall season presentation in a spacious fifth floor studio at the Joan Weill Center for Dance; also known as The Ailey School, and the official home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks Dance, Theater and Holiday Cheer (video) December 14, 2013

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We have dance in Midtown, theatre and a search for new talent in Harlem, and a literary happening on the Upper Westside. Here are a few of the many arts related events taking place around town and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance, Theatre and Dance History December 3, 2013 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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Last week we spent Thursday packing on the calories and then burning them off in the shop til you drop weekend madness. This first weekend of December has dance in Midtown and Brooklyn and musical theater and dance history in Harlem. Here are a few of the many arts event happening around our city and in our community. Continue Reading →