Members Don't Get Weary, @alvinailey's newest work choreographed by @jmar82, is described as "a response to the current social landscape in America... an abstract look into the notion of one 'having the blues.'"
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.
American by birth and Dominican by heart, this Latina never let her failures define her. Born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Belén Pereyra-Alem never lost sight of her dreams despite the numerous moments of doubt and insecurity. Raised by the diverse city of Lawrence, Pereyra-Alem shares the fond memories of her childhood and how her heritage made an impact in her personal and professional growth.
WATCH: Refinery29's own Lucie Fink takes on the challenge of learning traditional African Dance for the very first time! Press play to see if she can master the art of this dance.
New York Magazine - Watch Alvin Ailey Dancers Transform Ella Fitzgerald's Scat Singing Into Movement
Before there was Scatman John and his eponymous hit “Scatman,” there was Ella Fitzgerald’s scat, an unequivocally better take on the improvisational, wordless jazz singing. This holiday season, Alvin Ailey is honoring Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial...
Judith Jamison became the most recognized dancer in the U.S. under the tutelage of Alvin Ailey and then succeeded him as artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country's leading modern dance company. Now 74, she is artistic director...
Jamar Roberts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dream Role: "Backwater Blues," from Alvin Ailey's Blues Suite. I never had a dream role until I first joined AAADT and saw Renee Robinson and Amos J. Mechanic Jr. dance "Backwater Blues," this amazing duet. I thought, "Wow! It would be really great if I ever got to do that!"
What do Fred Astaire, Pina Bausch and Misty Copeland have in common? They are all part of one of the most prestigious groups in dance: the Dance Magazine Award winners. A tradition that dates back to 1954, the Dance Magazine Awards celebrate the living legends who have made a lasting impact on our field.
For 6 weeks, the Alvin Ailey dance camp provides 100 students from some of Miami’s roughest neighborhoods with meals, transportation, and, most of all, a safe place for expression.
When I'm dancing, I feel so alive, like every single part of me that makes me who I am is participating in moving my body. When I was little, I wouldn't stop dancing if I could help it. One of my favorite things to do was to pretend to be like Gene Kelly in the backyard on my parents' deck.