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On Stage: The Incomparable Carmen de Lavallade

When Kelly Strayhorn Theater executive director janera solomon stepped out onto the stage, she mentioned that the Pittsburgh landmark was celebrating its 100th anniversary. As a result of that, she talked about the process of finding the perfect opening for such a historic season. 588 more words


Wade in the Tsunami

I’ve been away for five weeks, and many of you have kindly read what became “Daily Gallon of Good News” in my postings from South Africa and Istanbul.  105 more words

Sonya Subbayya Sutton

Legendary dancer Carmen De Lavallade visits with her one-woman show

By Steve Sucato

Pittsburgh dance audiences are treated to a host of great performances annually from new and established artists, some with global renown. Rarer are visits by living legends. 413 more words

Pittsburgh City Paper

Feature: Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, while also training at Susan’s Dance Unlimited. She began her professional career at North Carolina Dance theatre where she danced ballets by Dwight Roden, George Balanchine and Alvin Ailey. 97 more words

Alvin Ailey : Modern Dance Genius

“I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people”

- Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey was not only a great African-American Dancer, Choreographer but also an Activist who with his humanity, enthusiasm and his courageous stand for multi-racial brotherhood touched many a lives. 552 more words

Modern Dance

The Dance Enthusiast Asks The Ailey School

The Dance Enthusiast Asks The Ailey School Dancers: What is it like to be a Dancing Horse?

An Interview with dancers Samantha Vastine and Irving Amigon at Grand Central Station. 86 more words