Walter’s World: Paul Taylor Dance Company Returns To Lincoln Center

By Walter Rutledge

American Dreamer michellemichaelThe Paul Taylor Dance Company begins their New York season today at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. The season marks the 60th anniversary of the company and the third consecutive season at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

Free April 2014 Programs and Events at Lincoln Center

020514-national-icon-mann-Sanford-BiggersWe love free and great, and nothing is better than those two words coming together to make no fee based programming and events at one of the greatest institutions (next to the Apollo Theater) in the world, the Lincoln Center. 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: Dance, Dance, Dance And More!

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend dance dominates the arts scene. Two dance titans are presenting their 2012 seasons downtown in the most prestigious performance venues in the city, while a new and innovative dance company will present works uptown in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Aureole Celebrates Aureole

By Walter Rutledge

Paul Taylor’s groundbreaking masterwork Aureole celebrates it’s fiftieth anniversary this season and to mark this milestone renowned Chef Charlie Palmer has created a special menu that will be offered at his Aureole Restaurant throughout the month of March. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: How Much Has The Arts Changed For Minority Performers?

By Walter Rutledge

This weekend the New York City Ballet production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker Live From Lincoln Center appeared on public television. The George Balanchine version was brilliantly danced, and the spectacle was complete with a flying sleigh and colorful sets and costumes. The only color missing from the entire production was Black. Continue Reading →