SOLSTICE STEPS, Dances For A Variable Population

downloadUsing the power of dance to create community, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of Solstice Steps on the days surrounding the 2014 summer solstice. Continue Reading →

Harlem Celebrates Women’s History Month 2014

Linda_Walton_Executive_Director_HAABy Lil Nickelson

On the evening of Monday, March 3rd, 2014 the Harlem Arts Alliance (“HAA”), the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (“GHCC”) and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture hosted “Twelve Women of Distinction” Twelve Women of Distinction program to kick off Women’s History Month.  Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night at the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge

Kwanzaa has become a nationally recognized celebration since it’s in inception in 1966. The concepts embodied in the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba are universal in today’s society, but were extremely relevant to the civil rights era Americans of African decent; who were rekindling the concepts of self-determination, economic empowerment and social equality as their inalienable American birthrights. It is only befitting that village of Harem (the birthplace of the first cultural renaissance) and the Apollo Theater (one the original beacons of Black entertainment) would present Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night on Friday December 30, 2011. 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: On The Block Performance – Thank You

The July 7th ArtCrawl Harlem fund raising performance of an excerpt from On The Block was a very special and rewarding evening. The excerpt entitled Intimate Strangers was the first sections choreographed for what would evolve into an eighty-minute one-act production. When Artistic Director Sheila Rohan and I embarked on the production for the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre, we decided to create a modern day story ballet. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Romare Bearden Work Comes to Life In Harlem

By Walter Rutledge

The Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre will perform an excerpt of its full-length story ballet On The Block, on Thursday July 7, at 7pm in the Oberia Dempsey Center located at 127 West 127 Street in Harlem.

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