Keegan Hirst Comes Out Of Retirement To Combat Homophobia + More News

Keegan Hirst, who became the first British professional rugby league footballer to come out as gay in 2015, and retired in 2020 has announced he will return to the sport, joining the Batley Bulldogs to increase visibility of gay players and combat homophobia in the sport.
Keegan Hirst (image via Instagram)

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Back2Stonewall: Keegan Hirst, who became the first professional rugby league footballer in England to come out as gay in 2015, and retired in 2020 has announced he will return to the sport, joining the Batley Bulldogs to increase visibility of gay players and combat homophobia in the sport. Continue reading “Keegan Hirst Comes Out Of Retirement To Combat Homophobia + More News”

Daily Dance: American Dance Machine ‘Cool’ From West Side Story

Dancers recreated "Cool" from West Side Story
Dancers recreated "Cool" from West Side Story
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American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its latest virtual video, “Cool” from West Side Story, performed by 10 talented dancers around New York City.

“Cool” was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.

Bergasse has staged for ADM21 include “20th Century Fox Mambo” which Josh created for the hit NBC series “Smash,” and “The Great Lover” pas de deux for the 2014 revival of On The Town which was originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the revival for which Josh received his first Tony nomination.

Back in December, ADM21 released its first virtual video, “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line, performed by 27 singer/dancers coached by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Daily Dance: Children’s Book ‘Black Boys Dance Too’

Professional choreographer Jamal Josef pens children's book 'Black Boys Dance Too'
Professional choreographer Jamal Josef pens children's book - Black Boys Dance Too
Jamal Josef on The TODAY Show (screen capture)

Jamal Josef, who helped choreograph part of Beyonce’s groundbreaking Coachella performance, is sharing his love of dance in a new children’s book called Black Boys Dance Too.

He recently spoke with The TODAY Show’s Sheinelle Jones to talk all about it and explain why it’s so personal to him.

You can check out the book over on Amazon.

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