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This Inspiring Short Film Shows The Beauty Of Black Ballet Dancers

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.23.2017 | Black Voices

Black representation in ballet is crucial. That’s why organizations like Dance Theatre of Harlem have always made sure black ballet dancers see them...

This Digital Platform Is Highlighting The Forgotten History Of Black Ballet

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.28.2017 | Black Voices

Many people may see the rise of black dancers like Misty Copeland, Olivia Boisson and Jasmine Perry as a new phenomenon. That couldn’t be further fr...

Dance Your Way Into the Fall With Festivals That Take You to the Past and To the Future

ZEALnyc | Posted 09.16.2016 | Arts

By Natasha Nesic, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 16, 2016 No one enjoys returning to work after summer vacation. The leftovers of wanderlust ...

The Gugulethu Project: From the Townships of South Africa to the World's Ballet Stages

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Today, with more training opportunities available to talented young black students, filling the pipeline for these programs remains a challenge. How do you spot talent and recruit students when they may have no idea what ballet is?

What A Black Ballerina's Path To Success Can Teach You About Workplace Diversity

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.31.2016 | Arts

In this series, The Huffington Post profiles some of the best ballet dancers in the world, working in some of the rarest and most unusual work environ...

March dances in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 03.05.2017 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Pennsylvania Ballet cast of Angel Corella's Don Quixote (photo Alexander Iziliaev) Philly is dance central for the first two weeks in March with a sl...

Momix's Alchemia Defies Reality

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Moses Pendleton has the humility and confidence to accept the existence of magic and repurpose it as his tool. In his latest work for Momix, he maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Dance Exhibition Celebrates 'Firsts' While Looking to the Future

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

There was the body of a civil rights leader shot down, and rising from that tragedy would be the bodies of young and motivated African-American dancers ready to lead the charge of challenging racism head-on in the world of dance.

A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: MLK, Redefined as a Politician

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20, actor Brandon J. Dirden hopes that people will not only remember King as a powerful reverend and activist, but also as an astute politician.

Ballet Star Frederic Franklin to Be Honored in Oct 14th Memorial Celebration

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The dance world lost a ballet great of the 20th century earlier this year, and American Ballet Theatre, with whom he performed into his 90's, is throwing a big bash in his honor

PHOTOS: Something Very Special Is About To Happen...

Posted 05.14.2013 | Weddings

New Yorker Aaron Miller proposed to his girlfriend, Sarah Ellson, (not their real names), in early April at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Last week, ph...

Women in the Arts

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts

The women we look up to in the arts -- from New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan soaring above the stage at Lincoln Center to action hero Elizabeth Streb scaling a building in London -- have their own inspiring heroines, some famous and others less known.

The Woman Behind The Iconic Playboy Bunny Outfit ...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

In celebration of Black History Month we're looking back at groundbreaking moments in fashion, beauty and beyond. There are plenty of firsts, little-k...

Do Black Dancers Have A Place In Ballet?

Virginia Johnson | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Virginia Johnson

Economic factors forced the disbanding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company in 2004. Now, eight years later, reading the series of pieces about the dearth of black dancers that recently ran in the UK's Guardian newspaper, it is as if Dance Theatre of Harlem never existed.

Julee Wilson

Last Night In New York City: Dance Theatre Of Harlem's 'Vision Gala' | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Black Voices

At the Dance Theatre of Harlem's "Vision Gala" Tuesday night in New York City, special guest host Soledad O'Brien and the evening's honorary chairpers...

The Dream: Diversity in the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Why, given so much social progress, have we failed to produce more leading arts organizations of color? I think there are two different answers.

ARTISTS SPEAK: Talking With Dance Theatre Of Harlem's Arthur Mitchell

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"I didn't want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals," says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-century's noblest classical dancers, who ...

An Inspiring Trip to New York City

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Kaiser

The line between sickness and health in the arts is a slim one. Arts organizations always grow to the point that they are uncomfortable financially.