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FOX 5 - Robert Battle's Awakening

FOX 5's Zachary Kiesch interviews Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Artistic Director Robert Battle about the world premiere of his new piece, Awakening. 

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March 31, 2016
Whatever you may say about Robert Battle's new "Awakening," you can be sure that it resembles little else in the repertoire of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which opened its annual Berkeley residency Tuesday, March 29, at UC's Zellerbach Hall. That is the first dance Battle has made for the company since he became artistic director five years ago may have something to do with it.
March 03, 2016
Can you remember an inspirational experience that changed your life? Robert Battle certainly can.
March 02, 2016
With an adrenaline-fueled rush, Robert Battle's "Awakening" ushers in a new era for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. But while it feels like a departure for both Battle as choreographer and for the company, in truth "Awakening" in many ways continues Alvin Ailey's vision.

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September 11, 2015
Awakening is an ensemble work featuring Robert Battleā€™s signature taut, ritualistic choreographic style and a score by American composer John Mackey. The much-anticipated world premiere is the first work Robert Battle has choreographed since becoming the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011.