It goes without saying that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is an institution; since 1958, it has been a bastion of African American excellence in artistic expression. AAADT has showcased the works of countless titans of dance, including choreographic legends like Talley Beatty and Katherine Dunham.
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Near the end of Rennie Harris' new piece 'Home' for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, there is a section that the dancers have dubbed "twinkletoes" for its fast footwork. As they rehearse it, Ghrai DeVore flicks through the intricate, rapid combination with delicacy and prcision.
The American Dancer Ghrai DeVore from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater received the Danish Queen Ingrid Scholarship of Honor of 250,000 Danish Kroner ($48,560) in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Thursday, June 30, 2011.
For just a few days in February you have the chance to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center. Three of the dancers shared their experience and told us what it's like to be a part of this legendary dance company.
Dec. 1: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated 50 years of its signature work, "Revelations," and Joan H. Weill's 10th anniversary as board chairwoman.
With her closely cropped hair and lanky body, Ghrai DeVore bears traces of adolescence. But when she takes the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to perform Alvin Ailey's signature work, 'Revelations', she instantly matures.
Usually when you’re watching second companies perform you anticipate small mess-ups: slips, nervousness, unclean pirouettes, lack of confidence. However, this was far from the truth with Ailey II at the Joyce Theater.
On the road and out of town for many months of the year, ABT II, Ailey II, and Taylor 2 perform a signal service for the arts by bringing live dance to cities and schools across the U.S.