In 1982, David Parsons made his greatest choreographic discovery: He invented a way for a dancer to fly. "Caught," his signature work that stars a soloist soaring through the air and a strobe light, may last only about five minutes. But this seemingly simple recipe of light and movement results in pure exhilaration.
Michael Francis McBride
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The year 1989 was when Alvin Ailey died, and it was also the year that Bill T. Jones choreographed the now classic work "D-Man in the Waters." Jones asked, "Would this work explain my life if I died tomorrow? I don't think so, however, it is an important aspect of my life's work."
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been captivating audiences for more than fifty years, amassing a repertoire of more than two hundred works from more than eighty choreographers since its founding by Alvin Ailey in 1958 at the 92nd St. Y.