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: Weekend Picks Dance (with video) January 17, 2014

By Walter Rutledge

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This weekend New York City is dancing! There is dance in Chelsea by a veteran dance maker; while new choreographers test the dance waters in Chinatown, and in Brooklyn two organizations put the dancers of tomorrow center stage. Here are a few of the many arts events taking place around the city and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Celebrating Matthew Rushing

By Walter Rutledge

60802435On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company.  Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance, Theatre and Dance History December 3, 2013 (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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Last week we spent Thursday packing on the calories and then burning them off in the shop til you drop weekend madness. This first weekend of December has dance in Midtown and Brooklyn and musical theater and dance history in Harlem. Here are a few of the many arts event happening around our city and in our community. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Jeroboam Bozeman Dance Warrior (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. Jeroboam Bozeman is living Roosevelt’s observation. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Porgy and Bess

By Walter Rutledge

Porgy and Bess triumphantly returned to Broadway on last night; Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Richard Rogers Theatre with a new streamlined musical version of the beloved American folk opera. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Weekend Art, Dance and Theatre Picks January 7, 2012

By Walter Rutledge

The holidays may be over but there are enough arts events this weekend to chase away the post holiday blues. Here are a few of the exciting and varied cultural happenings this weekend. As you will see two of the “uptown” events are free to the public. Continue Reading →