Walter’s World: Dance Theatre of Harlem II opens at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

The Dance Theatre of Harlem II will begin their New York debut season at the Joyce Theatre tonight. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown and Dancers at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

Camille A. Brown and Dancers presented the company’s first full evening concert series at the Joyce Theater, January 27 through 29th. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance and More Bearden

Complexions Contemporary Ballet fall season at the Joyce Theatre (175 8th Ave at 19th St) Tuesday November 15 through Sunday November 27. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Camille A. Brown “Fun- Raiser”

By Walter Rutledge

On October 10, 2011, Camille A. Brown held her second annual fundraiser. The festival event could be more accurately described “fun-raiser”.

In addition to raising funds for her fledging company the evening honored two women who are still making vital contributions in dance; former dancer, turned singer and dance curator Danielle Gee and dance legend Carmen de Lavallade. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Philadanco at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

Philadanco offered five performances at the Joyce Theater from March 29th to April 3rd. The company celebrated its 40th anniversary season with a program of four varied works. Each work showcased the energy and vitality that has became the trademark of the company.

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Walter’s World: Ailey II at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

The 1,2,3 Festival at the Joyce Theatre presented three dance companies over twelve days. Ailey II, Taylor 2 and ABT II took to the stage on alternating days, and on the weekends splitting matinee and evening performances (a testament to the professionalism of the Joyce Theatre staff and crew). Following a shared evening by all three companies on April 13th (the opening night of the festival), Ailey II presented their first solo evening on April 14th. Continue Reading →