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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.

Fox 5 - The Alvin Ailey Tour Is Back In Town

Fox 5 - The Alvin Ailey Tour Is Back In Town

At 42, Matthew Rushing is one of Alvin Ailey's longest serving dancers. He sits down with Good Day's Karen Graham to talk about what you can expect to see during the shows at the Fabulous Fox Theater, the secret to his longevity and what inspires him to keep going.

Fox 5 - Alvin Ailey's Revelations

Fox 5 - Alvin Ailey's Revelations

Anna Gilligan hit the dance floor for a class on 'Revelations,' the signature choreographic work of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The Boston Globe - An Uplifting ‘Odetta’ From Alvin Ailey

The Boston Globe - An Uplifting ‘Odetta’ From Alvin Ailey

We can always count on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to be lively, colorful, and entertaining. But Thursday’s opening night Celebrity Series performance was that and much more, offering Ailey’s rousing “Revelations” on a slate with the Boston premiere of Matthew Rushing’s stirring new “Odetta” and Israeli-born Hofesh Shechter’s provocative “Uprising,” which is having its company premiere this season.

Los Angeles Times - Timeless And Timely

Los Angeles Times - Timeless And Timely

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 'Odetta' was inspired by 2009 memorial service for the singer Hope Boykin on Odetta Holmes: 'Odetta gave a song to you exactly how she knew you needed to hear it' The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. anointed Odetta Holmes 'the queen of American folk music'

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