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: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to the Joyce

Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Joyce Theater for eight performances beginning Tuesday May 24th through Sunday May 29th.

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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 →