When the famed Alvin Ailey dance troupe tours, they do community outreach. This summer they're in Paris, holding classes for disadvantaged, young dancers.
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.
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.
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 returns to Chicago as part of an 18-city tour.
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'