‘Moonlight’ in Motion by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

‘Moonlight’ in Motion by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

by LaToya Cross

Watch: The award-winning film receives the dance treatment in this beautifully choreographed tribute Read More

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Alvin Ailey’s Hope Boykin on How MLK Inspired Her New Work

by Erickka Sy Savané

Two years ago, Hope Boykin, the powerhouse dancer and choreographer who has been a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the... Read More

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Choreographer Camille A. Brown Explores the History of Black Social Dances

by Britni Danielle

There’s no denying that dance is an integral part of the Black experience that ties people of African descent together across the diaspora. With... Read More

WATCH: Mashup of Drake’s Hotline Bling

WATCH: Mashup of Drake’s Hotline Bling

by #teamEBONY

Hmmmm… Drake's dancing in that Hotline Bling video reminded us of a few things. Check out our mash-up. (Sorry, Six God!) Read More

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Choreographer Wants You to Dance to ‘Hip Hop In Heels’

by Alisha Tillery

High heels often get a bad rap for their health effects, but choreographer and international dance competition judge, Brandee Evans is showing women that... Read More

Washington Ballet Brooklyn Mack

Brooklyn Mack Brings Black Boy Magic to Ballet
[INTERVIEW]

by Helena Andrews

Brooklyn Mack has a dislocated toe. But you’d never know it. Always the Southern gentleman, Mack stands up when a lady enters the room... Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES]
The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

[UNSUNG HEROES]
The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

One of the ancestral imperatives of the New Negro Movement of the early twentieth century was for African-Americans to investigate and embrace their pan-African... Read More

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Alvin Ailey’s Latest Season Is Another Hands-Down Winner

by Miles Marshall Lewis

Sequels are rarely more satisfying than the originals, but choreographer Robert Battle just defied the odds this week, launching his second season as artistic... Read More

[INTERVIEW] Black Ballerina Misty Copeland Makes History

[INTERVIEW] Black Ballerina Misty Copeland Makes History

by Brooke Obie

Twenty-nine-year-old Misty Copeland has been described as an “unlikely ballerina” — and not just because she was a teenager when she took her first... Read More