Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Uptown Video: Luminata

Uptown Video: Luminata

A site-specific dance piece presented by the West Harlem Arts Fund as part of Harlem’s Festival of Lights for the third installment of the Under the Viaduct Tour series.


Uptown Video: It’s My Park – Drum & Dance

Uptown Video:  It's My Park - Drum & Dance

This West African Drumming & Dance Class in Inwood Hill Park is part of a free summer long series offered by Bread & Yoga.


Uptown Tonight: Carolina Camacho @ Camaradas

Uptown Tonight: Carolina Camacho @ Camaradas


Power in performance | Manhattan Times

Power in performance | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photographs by Ari Espay This summer, a free program in Washington Heights will offer young people an introduction to music and theater, and help artistically inclined high schoolers prepare for college. The program, titled “Empower Youth Through Performance,” is presented by Statement Arts, a non-profit outfit focused on bringing performing arts […]


De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

BY Robin Kilmer Come May, a familiar face will be missing uptown. Emmanuel Abreu, better known as DJ Boy, has been an omnipresent creative force in Northern Manhattan for years. If you missed him volunteering at Word Up Community Bookstore, collaborating and performing with the People’s Theatre Project, it has still been virtually impossible to […]


Uptown Tonight: Gaga P’al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Uptown Tonight: Gaga P'al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Gaga P’al Pueblo’s Photographic Songs District Office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, 618 w. 177th St. Thursday, February 20th, 2014 6:00 PM Council Member Rodriguez’s office will play host to a spectacular photography show featuring local artists from the Dominican musical and cultural group, “Gaga P’al Pueblo”. The stunning photographs bring to life the joy and […]


Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore, this program promotes a more holistic form of education. Over the years, […]


The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week In NYC Kicks Off Today

The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week In NYC Kicks Off Today

Launched in 2006, the Latin American Cultural Week is an annual New York City wide festival which highlights Latin American dance, film, literature, music, theater, visual and performing arts. Many institutions and artists throughout New York City, including Washington Heights and Inwood, participate hosting presentations of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts […]


Uptown Video: Gagá pa’l Pueblo

Uptown Video: Gagá pa’l Pueblo

Gagá pa’l Pueblo takes place every summer on Sundays in the Anne Loftus Playground on Dyckman Street as well as other places in the Heights and beyond. Gagá pa’l Pueblo is an all-out celebration of Afro-Dominican identity that welcomes, engages and entrances all who take part in it. Check out the truly awesome video below […]


Gagá pa’l Pueblo In Pictures

Gagá pa'l Pueblo In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Gagá pa’l Pueblo takes place every summer on Sundays in the Anne Loftus Playground on Dyckman Street as well as other places in the Heights and beyond. Gagá pa’l Pueblo is an all-out celebration of Afro-Dominican identity that welcomes, engages and entrances all who take part in it. […]


Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Cultures @ The Met

Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Cultures @ The Met

Come with family and friends to a Museum-wide festival featuring Hispanic and Latin American artists and art, from ancient to contemporary taking place this Saturday (10/5). Create art inspired by the Museum’s collection, experience music and dance performances (and learn a few steps yourself), travel afar listening to tales, and much more! This year’s schedule […]


Harlem Stage Prepares to Export Its Own Opera | NY Times

Harlem Stage Prepares to Export Its Own Opera | NY Times

By FELICIA R. LEE Since its founding 30 years ago, Harlem Stage has burnished its reputation by presenting innovative artists like Bill T. Jones and Vijay Iyer and plumbing social issues. Now, the theater is betting that “Makandal” — its first opera commission and an ambitious, contemporary work revolving around the leader of an 18th-century […]


Uptown Video: Eurythmic Q Doing His Thing…

Uptown Video: Eurythmic Q Doing His Thing...


Palos: Music at its roots | Manhattan Times

Palos: Music at its roots | Manhattan Times

Story by Adrian Cabreja During these last weeks of summer, there is no time to be wasted. Soon enough, the full-time routines of school and work will beckon, but in the meantime, there is fun, and even a bit of cultural education, to be found on any given Sunday at the Anne E. Loftus Playground […]


AileyCamp introduces modern, jazz and West African dance techniques to city kids in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

AileyCamp introduces modern, jazz and West African dance techniques to city kids in Washington Heights | NY Daily News

By Michael J. Feeney / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS For six weeks this summer, more than 100 city kids will learn dance techniques in Washington Heights from some of the best trained dancers in the country. AileyCamp, a program of the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, kicked off last week, transforming IS 90 into […]


Xianix Barrera y Sabor Flamenco

Xianix Barrera y Sabor Flamenco

Washington Heights’ own Xianix Barrera is a professional Flamenco dancer and she recently started her own Flamenco Company, Sabor Flamenco. Check out her and some of her dancers doing their thing in this amazing video by Fred Focus that was shot Uptown. For more info: http://Xianix.com We invite you to like our Facebook page and […]


Free African Dance Classes @ the Morris Jumel Mansion in July

Free African Dance Classes @ the Morris Jumel Mansion in July

Saturdays, July 7th, 14th and 21st from 10am-2pm each day Batoto Yetu (Swahili for “Our Children”) will offer FREE African dance classes and performances. Batoto Yetu is dedicated to fostering self-awareness, self-esteem and the creative and social development of children through dance. 10-11:15am Dance Lessons 11:30am-2pm Watch the Batoto Yetu dancers rehearse for a new […]


Debut of Xianix Barrera’s Sabor Flamenco this Saturday

Debut of Xianix Barrera’s Sabor Flamenco this Saturday

Washington Heights’ own Xianix Barrera is debuting her flamenco company Sabor Flamenco this Saturday at the Poet’s Den Theater (309 108th Street). The dancers include Kimie Nishizawa, Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani as well as flamenco vocalist Alfonso Mogaburo Cid, and musicians Jed Miley and Jose Moreno. Post show, a reception of wine and tapas awaits. Not to mention, […]


Harlem Stage Presents the Dynamic E-Moves 13 this Weekend

The dance tour de force that is Harlem Stages’s E-Moves is back and better than ever. This weekend and the next, E-Moves 13, will be showcasing the best and most dynamic dancers from around the world. And yes, ladies and gentlemen it is taking place Uptown. You’ve got to love it. The Uptown Collective was […]


55 Presents Deep In The Heights @ NegroClaro Lounge On Thursday December 29th

55 Presents Deep In The Heights @ NegroClaro Lounge On Thursday December 29th

This is an open invitation to a raw celebration of life. Join 55, the heart of good music, deep house, dance circles, and fun as we bring our house party out to play for the first time ever. DEEP IN THE HEIGHTS: Bringing House Parties Uptown. Afro/Latin, Deep House, Tribal, Soul & Tech Sounds provided […]


National Dance Institute Center Celebrates Harlem Home | NYTimes

By FELICIA R. LEE For 35 years the National Dance Institute has been a gypsy, in the words of its founder, Jacques d’Amboise, the former New York City Ballet principal dancer. The institute rented and borrowed space here and there as it brought dance, performance and arts education to thousands of New York City public […]


WEPA House Warming Party @ Apt 78 Tomorrow

BY Maury Matos (@maurymoto) Q. For those that don’t know can you explain what WEPA means?  A. This expression goes wayyyyyyy back!  It’s is an exclamation of happiness and approval amongst Latinos, like “Ohhh yeah!”  It is used for almost anything good: food, music, whatever feels good. It’s normally said out loud. You’ve got to […]


The Infamous Wepa Parties Coming to Apt 78 On Tuesday, September 13th

WEPA IS COMING TO WASHINGTON HEIGHTS BABY!!! BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH Every 2nd Tuesday 6pm – 12am :: Free Joann Jimenez presents… ¡WEPA! Afro-House & Latin music by Antonio Ocasio Please Note: November 15th Joann’s Birthday Celebration! www.apt78.com www.wepanyc.com This celebration is based on Joann and Antonio’s Afro-Latino roots, creating that “the way it was […]


All The Best Ingredients Play Tonight

Up Theater Presents: All the Best Ingredients “a dramatic terrorist prison comedy” by James Bosley directed by Rik Walter Cast:   Laura Fois  Devin E. Haqq   Matt Higgins Edwin Matos Jr.   Anne Pasquale   Medina Senghore Stage Manager:  Karen Evanouskas Lighting Designer:  Kate Ashton Costume Designer:  Sarah Lind Friday, May 6th,  8 pm Saturday May 7th, 8 […]

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