Search results for: jason samuels smith

Jason Samuels Smith

The Joyce Theater, NYC July 3–7, 2012 Performance reviewed: July 4 Jason Samuels Smith—no longer flying those Tribe-of-Savion dreadlocks—bursts onto the tap floor at a gallop, all business. Theo Hill’s jazz quintet, with Carlos Abadie and Plume cooking on trumpet and alto saxophone, respectively, lays down the bebop framework—Charlie Parker’s “Bebop,” to be specific—with “improvographer” […]

Jason Samuels Smith and A.C.G.I.

Jason Samuels Smith and A.C.G.I. (Anybody Can Get It) Ted Shawn Theatre Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket, MA July 22–August 2, 2009 Reviewed by Nancy Wozny   Photo by Karli Cadel, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow.   Jason Samuels Smith stands at the forefront of tap, moving the field forward through innovation, respectful of the past, but […]

JoJo Smith, Broadway and Film Star, Dies at 80

JoJo Smith, known as “The King of New York” for his extensive contributions to Broadway and the dance industry, has died. He was 80. Smith, who died from complications resulting from a major stroke suffered late last year, had been credited with giving some of Hollywood’s most notable dancers their rhythm. With a career spanning […]

On the Rise: Jason Janas

When tapper Jason Janas takes center stage for an improv, his florescent green shoes tip-toe around before breaking into a storm of sound. With his long, loose ankles and intense attack, Janas, 25, blends cool classicism with hard-hitting, hip hop aggression, no surprise from someone who names tappers as diverse as Dianne Walker and Savion […]

Celebrating Dance Magazine Award Honoree Dormeshia

This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. If you ask a tap dancer who their favorite hoofers are, it’s not likely they’ll omit Dormeshia. Her popularity even spreads by word of foot, so to speak: Some […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in September 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Ángel García Molinero has joined Boston Ballet as a soloist, Michaela DePrince as a second soloist. Laura and Jerome Tisserand have joined Les Ballets des Monte-Carlo. Christopher Bruce has stepped down from his […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in June 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has been named director of Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, beginning June 2022. He will remain with Royal Ballet of Flanders until the close of its 2021–22 season. Cathy […]

A group of seven Black individuals stand grouped in front of a green grotto, hands on each other's shoulders as they smile at the camera.

One Year After Its Launch, Black Dance Stories Remains Required Viewing

In Episode 1 of Black Dance Stories, a web series that launched on June 25, 2020, Stefanie Batten Bland talks about how she has no childcare. In another episode, Leslie Parker Zooms from the Twin Cities, where she is having solo rehearsals at a theater three blocks from the epicenter of the George Floyd protests. […]

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Sign up for any or all of these newsletters

You have Successfully Subscribed!