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News 12's Lenneia Batiste jumps into Jose Ozuna's DanzaTone, a workout class offered at the Ailey Extension that combines fun dance moves with toning your body.
Renaldo Maurice has been showcasing his talents with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for eight seasons. Maurice, a Gary native, will perform with the full cast when the company brings its annual Chicago engagement March 7 to 11 to The Auditorium Theatre.
Ailey II, the dynamic company of 12 young, talented dancers performing works by emerging innovative choreographers, returns to New York for its annual season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 14 to March 25. This season's program includes works Artistic Director Troy Powell says offer New York audiences an opportunity "to experience the strength and grace of exciting choreographers on the rise in the dance world and works that also showcase the virtuosity, energy and prowess of Ailey II dancers."
Dance Spirit - Talking Pre-Show Rituals, Self-Care, New Season Highlights, And More With Ailey II's Jessica Amber Pinkett
Every March, when NYC is deep in the winter blues, Ailey II's exciting season fires up at just the right moment. And this year is no different: They've got a roster of fiercely talented dancers, and a slew of premieres (as well as returning favorites) to boot. Dance Spirit caught up with Jessica Amber Pinkett, now in her second season with Ailey II, for a rundown on her rehearsals, pre-performance rituals, and more.
How did a young man, like you, from the South Side of Chicago become interested in dance? My mother was the one who insisted that I go to AileyCamp. I did a lot of community theater in the South Side of Chicago (I was interested in being an actor), and my mom thought it would be a good idea for me to know how to dance. She had seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform, and heard they were hosting a summer program for inner city children.
Norfolk, VaA (WVEC) - Students from all over Hampton Roads enjoyed a performance by the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Friday. Around 2,000 students enjoyed a special matinee show at Chrysler Hall thanks to the Virginia Arts Festival.
These Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members match their rehearsal wear to their work - in bold colors, of course.
When Troy Powell talks about the power of dance, you can almost see his face light up 600 miles away in Red Wing, Minn., where the Ailey II dance company is performing a week before arriving in Toledo. "We are all dancers in our own right," the artistic director says with the zeal of a missionary. "When I say dancing, I mean everyone is born to move. Everyone's born with a rhythm, that heartbeat or tone."
It is possible she was born to dance. They say the best dancers have a way of moving that grabs you by the heart. The same is true of Belén Pereyra-Alem. Belén believes that on stage, dance, as an art form, has the power of transformation.