Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Dance Around the Town

By Walter Rutledge

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This weekend we have dance in all its glorious forms across the city. In Brooklyn and Manhattan there are dancers talking about the art form, Midtown has a children’s classic on display, PBS celebrates dance and music on television, and hip hop rules in “da boogie down Bronx”. Here are a few of the many arts events taking place around the city and in your neighborhood. 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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Walter’s World: PARADIGM

By Walter Rutledge

Creativity is the original magic. At first it was the way to explain the unknown, but soon evolved into a social necessity enriching the mundane and sublunary.Republics have come and gone, dynasties dissolved, but the greatness of these civilizations remains in the art they have left behind.

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