How Misty Copeland and Robert Garland Are Uniting Black Dancers

A rare gathering of Black dancers from different companies meet to discuss a new production on Little Island, curated by Misty Copeland and Robert Garland.

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Diverse Dance Companies Get a Lift From a New Partner: MacKenzie Scott

The philanthropist gave millions to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theater of Harlem and Urban Bush Women in her latest round of gifts.

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They’ve Given $6 Million to the Arts. No One Knew Them, Until Now.

Moving quickly in the pandemic, a wealthy money manager underwrote performances via a new foundation, with a little help from a violin-obsessed adviser.

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‘I Wish I Got Pregnant in March!’ Inside the Dance Baby Boom.

Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.

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Black History Month Is a Good Excuse for Delving Into Our Art

An African-American studies professor suggests ways to mark the month, from David Driskell’s paintings and Dance Theater of Harlem’s streamed performances to the rollicking return of “Queen Sugar.”

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Best Dance of 2020

Theaters shut down, but dance didn’t. There was dancing in the streets and dancing on screens. Old treasures spilled out of the vaults.

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The Doctor Helping Dance Companies Work Together Safely

Dr. Wendy Ziecheck has found a new specialty: helping dancers to work together safely. “Testing was the key to making this happen,” she says.

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Dancing in the Streets of Harlem, and Gathering to Dance, Merce-Style

What to watch this week: a celebratory film by Dance Theater of Harlem; “Sonic Gatherings,” inspired by Merce Cunningham Events; and a Mark Morris masterpiece.

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The Daily Call That 200 Arts Groups Hope Will Help Them Survive

In a sign of the pandemic’s toll, New York’s cultural institutions, large and small, feel compelled to share their woes and tactics in strategy sessions.

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Arts Groups Fight Their Insurers Over Coverage on Virus Losses

The debate over who should get payouts under their policies has entered the courts, state legislatures and Washington.

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The Ballet World Needs Robert Garland. Why Isn’t It Calling?

Creating steps is no problem for the resident choreographer of Dance Theater of Harlem. But he does more: He makes ballet relevant.

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