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Famed Multi-Disciplinary Artistic Genius Geoffrey Holder Transitions

Famed Multi-Disciplinary Artistic Genius Geoffrey Holder Transitions

By Bruce Hawkins [October 6, 2014] GEOFFREY HOLDER August 1, 1930 — October 5, 2014 [Port of Spain, Trinidad -- Manhattan, New York] Sources close to the family confirm that Geoffrey Holder passed peacefully Sunday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He was a father, husband, painter, costume designer, photographer, dancer, actor, director, […]

Fred Benjamin — Celebration of Life (Great Turnout — See Event Photos)

Fred Benjamin — Celebration of Life (Great Turnout — See Event Photos)

Fred Benjamin (9/8/1944 — 12/14/2013) Saturday, August 23, 2014 WINE TOAST CELEBRATION! Celebration Event Photos Provided Courtesy of Mansa K. Mussa A Tribute to Master Choreographer and Dance Instructor Fred Benjamin His devoted students are now teaching his passionate style all over the world. The uniqueness of the work can be identified by the slow, intense […]

Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Michael Peters (08/06/1948 — 08/29/1994) Michael Peters was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in New York City to an African American father and Jewish mother. His first major breakthrough came when he did choreography for Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” in 1975. He went on to stage other memorable dance sequences for music videos, […]

Vanoye Aikens

Vanoye Aikens

Vanoye Aikens (1917 – August 24, 2013) Vanoye Aikens was a native of “bip-bap”, GA. While in his late teens, Mr. Aikens visited New York and, at the advice of Lynwood Morris, auditioned to be in the Katherine Dunham Company. The Georgia native first arrived in New York City as a young Navy veteran with […]