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Dancers from the Philadelphia Company IdiosynCrazy rehearse J-Setting
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J-Setting, A Southern Dance Form, Marches North to Philadelphia

Posted March 19, 2012 by Kelly Virella

While break dancing was captivating New York, and arguably the world, the South was also cultivating its own distinctly black dance forms. Case and point: J-Setting.

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Art of Diplomacy: An African Cultural Ambassador Vies for U.S. Hearts and Minds

Posted February 9, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Can an internationally celebrated African dancer build a politically and financially successful African dance company in the Midwest?

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Alvin Ailey's new artistic director Robert Battle and the company's new members. Photo by Andrew Eccles.
Dance

Alvin Ailey Begins New Season with 9 New Dancers and New Director

Posted December 12, 2011 by Lauren A. White

Change is astir at at America’s most venerable black dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with nine new dancers and a new artistic director. See photos and archival video of the company.

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