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Arthur Mitchell, legendary ballet trailblazer, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, the legendary force of nature who changed the face of American dance, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Manhattan. He was 84.

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Alicia Graf, former DTH and Ailey lead dancer, makes history at Juilliard

This semester, when dance students flock through the glass doors of the Juilliard School, they will be greeted by a history-making director of the school’s Dance Division.

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Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers reflect as company turns 50

Dance Theatre of Harlem, the ballet company founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 and led today by former DTH ballerina Virginia Johnson, kicks off a months long 50th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center Saturday, Aug. 4.

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The Alvin Ailey School strikes a ‘Pose’

“Pose,” the new FX television show, is primarily about the often overlooked transgender members of the LGBTQ community and the 1980s ballroom scene associated with the dance craze known as voguing.

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Camille A. Brown makes historic moves with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

When some 6 million viewers tuned in to watch John Legend as Jesus Christ, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene and Alice Cooper as King Herod in NBC’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical “Jesus Christ, Superstar” a few weeks ago, they also had an opportunity to see the magnificent work of the talented young African-American choreographer/dancer, Camille A. Brown.

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Misty Copeland lights up Met stage during ABT’s season

Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal ballerina in its 75-year history, is featured in practically every ballet performed during the company’s current season (now through July 7).

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Misty Copeland lights up Met stage during ABT’s season

Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first African-American principal ballerina in its 75-year history, is featured in practically every ballet performed during the company’s current season (now through July 7).

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Ailey kicks off summer season celebrating women

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s traditional summer season sweeps into Lincoln Center June 13 to June 17 with three diverse programs—Celebrate Women, Ailey, Then & Now and Musical Icons—the Ailey Spirit Gala benefit, three new Ailey dancers and a series of activities that all are invited to participate in as the company enters its sixth decade.

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Philadanco Takes a stand at Joyce Theater

The Philadelphia Dance Company, better known as Philadanco, returns to New York City June 12-17 for its first full performance season at the Joyce Theater since 2012. Founder and Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown couldn’t be happier.

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DanceAfrica celebrates South Africa at BAM

The nation’s largest African dance festival and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s longest running program returns for its 41st year with a vibrant and exhilarating program that celebrates a rich African cultural tradition

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