June 28, 2022

All-Lebanese Dance Group Wows ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges With Hypnotic Routine

Dance styles and techniques vary around the world. Recently, the America's Got Talent panel was blown away by a mesmerizing performance led by a team of all-Lebanese dancers. The two-minute routine “hypnotized” the judges with numerous synchronized illusions. The name of the dance group, Mayyas, means “the proud walk of the lioness” in Arabic. All of the members are based in Lebanon.

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December 15, 2021

Authors Share Their Insights Into the Rich History of the Dance Theatre of Harlem [Interview]

After years of meticulous research, authors Judy Tyrus and Paul Novosel have brought the rich history of the Dance Theatre of Harlem to life in a new book. Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Movement, A Celebration brings together the stories and incredible visuals of the Company to paint a picture of its inspiring 50-year history. Tyrus and Novosel both have intimate knowledge of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

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October 27, 2021

Watch a Mesmerizing Hand Ballet Performed for the 2020 Paralympics Hand Off Ceremony

The 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games had a special, choreographed performance as part of its closing handoff ceremony. Choreographed by Sadeck Waff, the beautiful hand ballet was executed perfectly in sync by 126 professional and amateur performers in wheelchairs. Each person donned a black shirt that made their arm movements—folding, unfolding, and an “x” formation—all the more mesmerizing.

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