Ghrai DeVore

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Miami Herald - Passion And Power Mark Ailey Troupe's Annual Miami Run

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.

Miami Herald - An Iconic Black Troupe Keeps Wrestling With Race

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.

Dance Magazine - Ghrai DeVore

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 New York Times - Toasts Of the Season

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.

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