Tagged Dance legend

Ale Gabino representing Hula

Hula is the language of the heart, therefor, the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. -King David Kalakaua A unique art form deeply rooted in history, tradition, and culture, Hula dance is known worldwide to represent Hawaii.  Each and every movement, hand gesture, step, and hip sway help a story unfold to the music.  To Hawaiian’s, hula is…

Jenai Cutcher honoring Brenda Bufalino

The Tap Renaissance became a very different opportunity for audiences to get deeper into our rhythms and forms. Tap stopped being seen as just entertainment but as a real art-form — which it always was. -Brenda Bufalino Sifting through books and digital searches, I came across numerous images and fact about Brenda Bufalino and her…

Jacqueline Sinclair recaptured as Joel Hall

“I instill in my dancers the discipline of proper training, but I also let them know they have a voice—a voice that shows where they came from—and I want to hear it.” -Joel Hall Born and raised in Chicago, where he still resides, Joel Hall started his life in dance as a teenager under the…

Janelle Smith-Ings celebrating Katherine Dunham

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.” -Katherine Dunham A movement pioneer, Katherine Dunham brought forth the use of ethnic choreography in a European dominated dance world.  As a young girl born and raised in Chicago, Katherine spent her time singing in church and earned her…

Danielle Lydia Sheather as Martha Graham

“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.”-Martha Graham A truly American dancer, Martha Graham took on the essence of American life, tribulations, and triumphs within her movement that is based upon the raw and expressive human body. “A dance reveals the spirit…

Rotita Cunningham as Fatima Robinson

“I’ve never lived my life by the expectations society puts on you. When something doesn’t feel right or isn’t going the way it should, I listen to my instincts and change it.” -Fatima Robinson At the forefront of the music and video industry is the amazing Fatima Robinson. While working as a young cosmetologist, Fatima…