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Walter’s World: Martha Graham Dance Company

barbara_morgan_martha_graham_letter_to_the_world_1The 85th season of the Martha Graham Dance Company opened with the grandeur and élan the world has come to expect from this modern dance pioneer. 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: Lloyd Knight- Martha Graham Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

Martha Graham once said, “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” The reason truly memorable performances reach across the footlight to connect with the audience, is because the performer is imbued with something extra. It is an almost unexplainable sharing that takes place from one soul, one spirit, to the members of audience. It is an honesty that transcends artistic discipline, language and occasionally even time. When I think of artists who have this special gift of communication, I think of Lloyd Knight. 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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Walter’s World: Preview Martha Graham Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

The Martha Graham Dance Company will begin a seven-performance season at the Frederick P. Rose Hall beginning Tuesday March 15, 2011. The hall located on Broadway at 60th Street, is renowned as the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The performances celebrate the 85th anniversary season of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Martha Graham Dance Company

By Walter Rutledge

The 85th season of the Martha Graham Dance Company opened with the grandeur and élan the world has come to expect from this modern dance pioneer. The season was housed in the Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. This state of the art facility has an old world charm, recalling the quant opera houses of Europe. The theater is acoustically perfect and there is not a bad seat in the house. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Dance 2.0 Finale

By Walter Rutledge

The Dance 2.0 Series Studio Showings culminated on November 4, 2010 with a performance of two of three commissioned new works and an excerpt from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Abdel Salaam- A Force of Nature (correction)

By Walter Rutledge The great dancer and groundbreaking choreographer Martha Graham said, “It takes ten years to make a mature dancer”. Nikita Talin of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo added “And twenty to make a choreographer.” At first glance this statement may seem extreme, considering our present environment of immediate gratification. To become a true master craftsmen (or craftswomen) it takes diligence and years of commitment and exploration. When you have the opportunity to see the work of an artist who has achieved such a lofty goal it is extremely rewarding and almost spiritual. Continue Reading →