| Mar 17, 2009
His focused intensity in performance does not call attention to itself, yet Matthew Rushing inevitably draws the eye whenever he appears onstage with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Blessed with versatility and a fluent technique, he performs with...
| Mar 20, 2009
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| Jan 31, 2010
"There is no gum chewing allowed anywhere inside Lula Washington Dance Theatre," a sign warns on the dance academy's front door. Dwarfed by the big-box retail stores of Crenshaw Boulevard, the unassuming low-rise shell belies its explosive contents --...
| Feb 3, 2010
Gayle Anderson was live at the California African American Museum for her BLACK HISTORY MONTH series of reports "BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, AND SUCCEED." This report focused on the exhibit "DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM: FORTY YEARS OF FIRSTS."
Dance Theatre of...
| Apr 5, 2009
Nearly 1,000 happy feet were dancing, stomping, tapping and kicking on a recent Saturday afternoon at the Music Center in downtown L.A., led by local choreographers and dancers such as Robert Gilliam and Linda Yudin, krumper Lil' Tommy the Clown and a...
| Feb 28, 2010
Judith Jamison can recall vividly the April 1989 lunch in St. Louis when Alvin Ailey designated her his artistic heir. "He said, 'I'm not doing well; you know I'm sick, and I'd like you to take over the company.' I said, 'Sure, of course, Alvin.'