Thursday, September 20, 2018
Arthur Mitchell who passed away this week, HB has gone back to one of the original post about the Harlem legend. The above photos are also from this year's Arthur Mitchell exhibit at The Wallach gallery which were able to attend: LINK
Arthur Mitchell, born and raised in Harlem, would achieve many first in the history of classical dance and as a mentor for the new talent of the future. Growing up in depression era New York City where opportunities were lacking, the young Mitchell was encouraged by a teacher to pursue dance and he would go on to attending the city's High School of Performing Arts. Soon after, in 1955, Arthur Mitchell was appointed a position in the New York City Ballet, which until then, never had an African American dancer in its troupe.
Even more inspiring in his later years, Mitchell set out to teach classical dance to the children of Harlem by financing a free dance studio in a garage with his own money. The Dance Theatre of Harlem grew from its humble begings to an iconic institution in Harlem with the support of its founder and has been recognized world wide ever since.
The Rennie was built on the site of the Renaissance Ballroom and Casino building, a famed Harlem entertainment complex. Its history is honored in its architecture, masonry and brick design, with the first two stories serving as an ode to the previous building.
Residences features include gray oak flooring, wood grain and white gloss kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel Fisher & Paykel appliances, master bathrooms with Florentine Carrara porcelain tile. Select residences offer outdoor living space. The model residences and amenity spaces were designed by BHDM Design. For more details, go to the official Rennie site: TheRennie.com
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As can be seen by the photos, ambiance was on point but how was the food?