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NYC Media - A Day's Work: Dance

NYC Media - A Day's Work: Dance

The Dance episode in this original series shows the life of dancer Hope Boykin, lighting director Al Crawford, and a dance physical therapist Dr. Shaw Bronner, at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Playbill - Step From The Stage To The Studio

A professional dancer's body is a finely tuned instrument of movement and expression. And there are no more impeccably calibrated, eloquent "instruments" than those who make up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Los Angeles Times - Melange Of Moods From Ailey Troupe

Endurance, survival, getting through troubled times: the program that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday focused on crucial life lessons - some of them grim.

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.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution - Inspired By One Man's Dream

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.

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Alvin Ailey Choreographer Finds Inspiration In King's Speech

Atlanta Journal Constitution - Alvin Ailey Choreographer Finds Inspiration In King's Speech

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. She’d just taught a master class at the museum, part of the Ailey company’s new Destination Dance initiative to offer year-round local programming in partnership with several Atlanta cultural organizations.

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