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.
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.
Jamar Roberts, a dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will take the leap from performer to choreographer next season with the premiere of "Members Don't Get Weary," his first piece for the company. Ailey announced on Wednesday that the work would debut in the troupe's annual season at City Center, running Nov. 29 through Dec. 31.
This year's Princess Grace Award winners were announced yesterday—and they include some very familiar faces. The Princess Grace crowd is an incredibly distinguished bunch.
There is still time to vibrate with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe on our big scene in the cadre of dance! The first one packed up yesterday with a standing ovation of more than 10 minutes.
Aujourd’hui, Axelle Simon reçoit le danseur français Yannick Lebrun, actuellement à l'affiche des Étés de la danse de la Seine musicale, à Paris. De formation classique, ce Guyanais est repéré à l’âge de 14 ans dans un concours de danse.
In an adorable BuzzFeed video, two dancers with the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater revealed how they went from roommates to soul mates. Samuel Lee Roberts and Michael Francis McBride met when they both joined the troupe nine years ago. They ended up as bunkmates on tour and quickly became close, but the relationship was strictly platonic.
Le jeune Guyanais est la vedette de la compagnie américaine Alvin Ailey, tête d'affiche de Estés de la danse, à Paris. Recontre.
Il a 30 ans, il fait l'affiche d'Alvin Ailey pour la saison 2016-17, il est franҫias. Sur l'affiche, il danse couvert de peinture verte et jaune. L'image est si forte qu'une partie du courrier reҫu par la compagnie émane de spectateurs surpris de ne pas avoir vu, lorsqu'ils étaient dans la salle...