Thursday night's concert by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater may have marked the opening of the company's 43rd annual Celebrity Series visit but it was hardly business as usual.
Choreographer: Robert Battle
Music: Nina Simone
The vivid emotions of Nina Simone’s Oscar-nominated song “Wild is the Wind” play out in Robert Battle’s gripping solo using his style to offer an intimate look at a man’s most private struggles. In this visceral cry of pure physicality, Robert Battle aims to evoke a sense of openness that he says “reminds us that we’re not alone in our feelings of sadness and isolation and gives us a connection to someone else.”