In/Side

The vivid emotions of Nina Simone’s “Wild is the Wind” play out in Robert Battle’s gripping solo. The bold, unrestrained style that has become his signature is evinced in this visceral cry of pure physicality. The piece, originally commissioned by Dance New Amsterdam, was created as part of its annual series “In the Company of Men,” a celebration of the spirit of male dancers in New York [in light of the AIDS epidemic]. The ballet was incorporated into the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater repertory in 2009.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2017 International Tour Brings Uplifting Artistry To Paris, Basel, Copenhagen & Five German Cities July 4 – September 10

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to Paris, Basel, five German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 – September 10. The Paris engagement (July 4 – 22) kicks off the tour, and marks the debut dance performance at La Seine Musicale, a new state of the art concert hall on an island in the Seine River, which opened in April 2017.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Program For Return To Arsht Center Stage February 23 - 26

Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announces programming for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return by popular demand to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for five performances from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26, 2017. In conjunction with his visit home to Miami this week, he is also pleased to share news about the opportunity for local students to attend The Ailey School in New York City, thanks to the establishment of two Ailey Awakening Summer Intensive Scholarships supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

The Miami Herald - Ailey Troupe Opens Miami Run With Varied, Compelling Program

Something old, something new, something spiritual, something internal: Miami-born artistic director Robert Battle’s quest to push the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in new directions while holding tight to its roots was evident as America’s most famous modern dance troupe opened its Adrienne Arsht Center run Thursday night with four disparate works

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Miami Herald - Passion And Power Mark Ailey Troupe's Annual Miami Run

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.

The New York Times - Show the Pain of Love and Life That Goes Way Beyond Words

A fair number of people leaped to their feet on Wednesday night at City Center, as Samuel Lee Roberts turned his back on the audience and walked into the darkness that heralded the end of Robert Battle’s “In/Side.” The solo had just officially entered the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater repertory, but it was created for Mr. Roberts last year for a program at Dance New Amsterdam, and he has danced it subsequently with Mr. Battle’s company.