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.
Dance comes to mind, especially this week, as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicked off this year's 20-city North American tour in Washington, D.C. And the man who led off the event, who literally stepped on stage first, was none other than Matthew Rushing.
Anna Gilligan hit the dance floor for a class on 'Revelations,' the signature choreographic work of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back in town for its annual season at the Auditorium Theatre, and it has brought with it a new masterpiece: Matthew Rushing’s “Odetta.”
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is marking thing year's 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with Matthew Rushing's "Odetta," a new piece honoring folksinger and civil rights activist Odetta Holmes.
On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater pays tribute to Odetta Holmes, the prodigious folk singer and soulful voice of social justice, with a timely new work by the Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing.
With new additions to the repertory, Robert Battle's company looks to the future. Wayne McGregor's Chroma was a standout.
The Ailey company's senior dancer, Matthew Rushing, is, to me, the very epitome of forcefulness without pushing - indeed, because of not pushing. Rushing has spent twenty years with the troupe.
The most daring artistic director: Robert Battle, in his third year at the helm of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, took on Wayne McGregor's wildly articulate contemporary classic, Chroma (made for The Royal Ballet in 2006) - the first NYC company to do so.