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Monica Levette Clark

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  • 10 years ago

    David D. Wright's Sango was at best a theatrical tale rooted in Yoruba-derived mythology about the popular orisha prince, with mere snippets of ritualistic dance, choreographed by Nydia Ocasio, thrown in sporadically but not enough to render it tr...

  • 11 years ago

    Candles burned and African drum rhythms permeated the air as Chuck Davis, artistic director and master of ceremonies, led his white-clad elders down the BAM opera house's aisles in a processional to bless the bantaba (dancing ground). Colorfully a...

  • 11 years ago

    This series showcased multi-ethnic dance makers emerging, evolved, or established in the game. Sita Frederick, who can act, dance, and sing, put on a one-woman show of sorts in her BitterSuite. In 10 minutes she gave us candy, costumes, comedy, pr...

  • 11 years ago

    When larger-than-life dancer-choreographer Chuck Davis received the silver bowl honoring him at the Dance Magazine Awards last month, he commanded the audience to rise up, let out a big cheer, and hug their neighbors. He's 67 years old and nearly ...

  • 11 years ago

    "Don't Tell Me Who I Am" was an article written in the late '60s by Rod Rodgers, who directed an eponymous troupe until his death in 2002. It became the title of an evening under the new direction of his second-in-command, Kim Grier. What the comp...

  • 12 years ago

    Tangomania moves and sings, darts and twists, backed by a spicy band led by master bandoneon player and arranger Raul Jaurena, and including a pianist, violinist, bassist, and guitarist. Two dramatic singers and three dancing couples heat up the s...

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