Talk about electrifying. The arrival of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its annual spring season at the Auditorium Theatre is invariably a reason to celebrate.
If you head to the The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from March 8-12, it's all about dance. And a lot of the dance is all about social justice.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gives the first of six performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday, and woven through the run will be one prominent thread: social justice.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will give the first of six performances tonight at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. But first, they are here with us - with a sneak preview of ‘Untitled America.’
Ailey dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin talks about Ailey’s upcoming performances at the Los Angeles Music Center, and shares a segment from her world premiere r-Evolution, Dream.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is based in New York, but in Miami it's had a hometown aura since Liberty City-raised artistic director Robert Battle took the helm in 2011. The company just finished its annual visit to the Adrienne Arsht Center on Sunday, and - with a spotlight on "Moonlight" and its Liberty City creators - this seems like a good time to look at what the troupe's performances say about Battle's leadership.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts reflects on dancing.
Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was prepping for an interview a few years ago and figured that, as head of a storied African-American troupe, he'd be asked yet again about black dance. So he called longtime mentor Carolyn Adams, one of modern dance's few black performers during her time with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
In his head, Miami native and professional dancer Jamar Roberts is two different people. One is the private person who lives in New York City.
Ailey choreographer bases contemporary dance on King's words. Hope Boykin, long time member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returned to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in January, wondering if she'd have the same rendezvous with inspiration she'd had two years earlier.