When I'm dancing, I feel so alive, like every single part of me that makes me who I am is participating in moving my body. When I was little, I wouldn't stop dancing if I could help it. One of my favorite things to do was to pretend to be like Gene Kelly in the backyard on my parents' deck.
Ailey dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin talks about Ailey’s upcoming performances at the Los Angeles Music Center, and shares a segment from her world premiere r-Evolution, Dream.
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.
Rachael McLaren, Yannick Lebrun and Jacqueline Green performed the “Wade in the Water” section of Revelations to promote the national tour.
Take a peek at the dancers who will be heating up the stage in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s latest engagement. One of the great pleasures of dance can be watching gorgeous bodies in motion.
Judith Jamison speaks about performing Cry in advertisement of the piece being performed in the June 2016 Lincoln Center Season. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing at Lincoln Center from June 8 to 19. Dancer Rachael McLaren performs an excerpt from the dance piece "Cry."
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has returned to Toronto this weekend featuring Canada's own Rachael McLaren.
Winnipeger Rachael McLaren likes to say she "came dancing out of the womb." "For as long as I can remember dance has just been the way that I express myself," says the 30-year-old dancer, who began ballet lessons at the Royal Dance Conservatory at age five before going to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet school at age nine.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Rachael McLaren moves with a ballet dancer’s refined footwork, a musical theater vet’s theatricality and a modern dancer’s unmistakable groundedness.