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.
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With its blank surfaces like molded plastic, the set for Wayne McGregor's ballet "Chroma" suggests one of those anonymous places, like an airport lounge, that empty the modern world of signifiers. Re-assembled for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's return engagement now underway at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the scenery in "Chroma" deflects a visitor's gaze returning him immediately to a sanitized present.
Renaldo Gardner talks about his experience teaching master classes and inspiring students across the country.
Renaldo Gardner, 22, of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, gives instructions to the Master's Class to Broad Ripple High School Monday, March 18, 2013. Gardner, who is originally from Gary, IN, was once the student of Nicole Hargro who is currently one of the Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Faculty.
When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings its show to The Auditorium Theatre this week, it'll be the first time Gary native Renaldo Gardner dances in Chicagoland as a member of the legendary main Ailey company.
One of Gary's native sons made a return to his Steel City roots during a modern dance performance at the West Side High School recently. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson presented Renaldo Gardner, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company in NEw York, with the key to the city before an auditorium filled with students from several Gary elementary and high schools.
Renaldo Gardner, 21, returned to his hometown Wednesday as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, reuniting with former dance instructors and doing a special solo performance at West Side Leadership Academy auditorium during a matinee show by Ailey II which also performed Tuesday night.
Since Judith Jamison's tenure at The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the school has been regarded as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World", that has practically changed forever the perception of American dance.