Endurance, survival, getting through troubled times: the program that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday focused on crucial life lessons - some of them grim.
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Solomon Dumas is nervous about dancing in Chicago. As a new member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, based in New York City, the twenty-eight-year-old Dumas did not get stage fright on a recent European tour, where he performed in Denmark and Switzerland, nor in the other cities where he performed on a nationwide domestic tour that has brought him, finally, back to his roots.
The Alvin Ailey Dancers are poetry in motion, and some of their grace and power is from South Florida. Jamar Roberts is a shining star with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, but his dance career started here in SoFlo, where this dynamic dancer graduated from the New World School of the Arts.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gives the first of six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday, and woven through the run will be one prominent thread: social justice.
Ailey dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin talks about Ailey’s upcoming performances at the Los Angeles Music Center, and shares a segment from her world premiere r-Evolution, Dream.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is based in New York, but in Miami it's had a hometown aura since Liberty City-raised artistic director Robert Battle took the helm in 2011. The company just finished its annual visit to the Adrienne Arsht Center on Sunday, and - with a spotlight on "Moonlight" and its Liberty City creators - this seems like a good time to look at what the troupe's performances say about Battle's leadership.