Walter’s World: Elisa Monte Dance

By Walter Rutledge

Elisa Monte Dance presented their 2012 season, April 12- 14 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The concert series was billed as the company’s 31st anniversary season and works spanning thirty years were offered. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Fractured Beauty by Francesca Harper

By Walter Rutledge

Francesca Harper’s new work in progress Fractured Beauty will receive the final studio showing on Thursday January 12 at 6:30 at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: NuDance 2011 at the Riverside Theatre

By Walter Rutledge

NuDance 2011 was presented on December 9 and 10 at the Riverside Theatre. The two-hour plus event consisted of a pre-concert forum with three choreographers/ directors and was followed by a performance featuring twelve works by ten choreographers. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Purelements: An Evolution in Dance

By Walter Rutledge The November 4th and 5th concert of Purelements: An Evolution in Dance lived up to the company moniker. The choreography and the company are an ever-evolving experience in concert dance and dance theatre. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Forces of Nature at Central Park Summer Stage

By Walter Rutledge

The forces of nature are categorized as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanos; unstoppable events that create change to the natural landscape. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance Theatre of Harlem- Inaugural Vision Gala

By Walter Rutledge

On April 25, 2011, Dance Theatre of Harlem held its Inaugural Vision Gala at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in Lincoln Center. The event had a duel purpose, to raise money for the scholarships for students and Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: The Intimate Art of Choreography

By Walter Rutledge

The curtain rises, the music begins and the lighting illuminates the space directly in front of us. Within seconds movement begins to soothe the rush of anticipation. Be it a group, duet or solo the number of people is not important; there in the dark the human form carves away the negative space, the nothingness, to create a conversation. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Ailey ll NY Performances April 6- 17

By Walter Rutledge

Ailey ll will present their spring 2011 season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater from April 6-17. The 250-seat state of the art theater is in the Joan Weill Center for Dance, the home of the Ailey School, located at 405 W. 55th ( the corner of 9th Avenue). Continue Reading →