No Longer Silent

The Village Voice - Promised Lands

The Village Voice - Promised Lands

The formidable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater closes its spring season at Lincoln Center this week with a challenging "21st Century Voices" bill that features new and recent work by four African-American choreographers, all mid-career award-winners deserving of their exposure.

Atlanta Jewish Times - Dance Gives Life To Voice Hitler Silenced

Atlanta Jewish Times - Dance Gives Life To Voice Hitler Silenced

The rise of the Nazis meant the demise of Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff, whose jazz-inspired, avant-garde classical compositions were blacklisted as the work of a Jew. Under German occupation in Prague starting in 1939, Schulhoff desperately tried to escape to the United States, then to the Soviet Union, but he was arrested in 1941 and died the next year at the Wulzburg concentration camp in Bavaria.

The New York Times - Forgotten Score Opens an Unexplored World

The New York Times - Forgotten Score Opens an Unexplored World

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater showed that a popular song, no matter how beloved, can kill a dance, and that a forgotten score can inspire a choreographer to explore an unfamiliar world. Continuing its season at the David H. Koch Theater on Wednesday, the company bookended two works by its founder -- "Night Creature," led by a beaming Hope Boykin, and "Revelations" -- with a restaging of a duet and a new production of a powerful group work.