Conan O'Brien's Harlem odyssey continued Tuesday night with a visit to the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, where the lanky late-night host attempted to learn modern dance over the course of one lesson. Under the tutelage of co-director Tracy Inman, O'Brien morphs from a clumsy, uncoordinated and rigid amateur into…essentially the same thing.
Jacqueline Green and Sean Carmon of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater preview their performance at UNC' Memorial Hall this week.
With new additions to the repertory, Robert Battle's company looks to the future. Wayne McGregor's Chroma was a standout.
Even standing, Sean Carmon looks graceful - feet perfectly turned out and hands planted in front of his body. His obvious talent has taken him from the studios of the Bonnie Cokinos School of Dance and the stage at the Julie Rogers Theatre all the way to New York City and Broadway.
Last month's opening of Alvin Ailey's five-week New York season was a first for nine new Alvin Ailey dancers and for the company's new artistic director Robert Battle. 'Dominion of New York' spoke with two of the new dancers about what we can expect from the show, their appreciation for their new leader and more.