Members Don't Get Weary

Longtime Ailey star and recent “Bessie” Award winner Jamar Roberts makes his choreographic debut on the Company with Members Don’t Get Weary. Roberts’s deep appreciation for jazz – an original African-American art form of jazz that he believes should be more widely celebrated – comes through in his use of saxophonist and composer John Coltrane’s music, 50 years after the legend’s death. The work uses the dancing body paired with this distinctive music and lighting to inspire the audience, allowing them to momentarily transcend their own personal blues.

 

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The New York Times - Ailey Dancer Honors His Roots

MIAMI - Jamar Robers has been around the world as a leading dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. But in a week after Hurricane Irma swept through Miami, he was back where he started, at Dance Empire, a studio in a suburban strip of warehouses here.