Beatrice Capote (L) and Fana Fraser get covered in chalk from Elizabeth C. Nelson's set designs. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Unleashing the Rhythms of Childhood – A world premiere from Camille A. Brown & Dancers at the Joyce Theater

Performed Sunday, September 27, 2015 Camille A. Brown & Dancers The Joyce Theater New York, NY There’s no question about it – Camille A. Brown is one of the most formidable dancers you can find in New York today. A fiery intensity resides underneath her compact muscularity, making her movements fast, clear, and direct. But within this…

Seated on the floor amongst stacks of famous books, Kosoko holds each title up and proclaims, “I’m reading! I’m reading!” Photo by Scott Shaw.

The Space Between – Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s “#negrophobia” at Gibney Dance Center

Performed Friday, September 25, 2015 Jaamil Olawale Kosolo | anonymous bodies The Performance Lab at Gibney Dance Center New York, NY Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s #negrophobia has many forms. It is an art installation, a practiced, choreographed performance, and a poetry reading. It is a personal story and a history lesson, told through the lens of…

Kirven (L) and Antonio Douthit-Boyd have been guest teachers at COCA for the past several years.

Ailey’s Legacy, At Home in St. Louis

In Conversation with Kelly Pollock: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd to join COCA faculty this August Around the world, young dancers dream of joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. With its signature blend of balletic lines, explosive strength, and constant humanism, the company’s repertory, which has expanded to include new…

Warner (left) and Omagbitse Omagbeti explore the space around them. Photo by Ian Douglas.

Celestial Bodies, Searching for Orbit – Anna Sperber’s “Ruptured Horizon” at Gibney Dance Center

Performed Friday, June 12, 2015 Choreographed by Anna Sperber Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performance Center New York, NY It’s no secret that dance and architecture are inextricably linked. Dance relies on performance spaces in order to exist in the public record, and religious leaders, royal families, and city planners alike have spent years (and millions…