I grew up taking ballet, tap and jazz classes, but it wasn’t until I was selected for my college dance company that I was exposed to modern dance. I immediately liked it. There weren’t any rules or rigid structures that ballet had. Modern dance is much more free form, is based more on emotion and mood and is a beautiful form of expression. One of my favorite modern dancers is Alvin Ailey, and his legacy is kept alive with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This year, the AAADT is celebrating its 50th anniversary during this season that runs from December 3rd through January 4th. Tickets are available online here. I’m hoping to see a performance when I’m in NY for the holidays.
- International Dance Day
- Women Making History: XiaoChuan Xie
- Women Making History: Narcissister
- Always A Lady: ‘Tis the Season for Giving
- “Bomb It!” at Tribeca Film Festival & After Party