In 1960, America was in the midst of a social transformation. The Supreme Court had ruled "separate but equal" unconstitutional six years prior, but the country's response was slow and turbulent as desegregation incited violent responses. Surrounded by powerful civil rights momentum, a 29-year-old Alvin Ailey created an ode to the resilience of the human spirit: Revelations.
Paris isn’t lacking for new music venues. After the Philharmonie, another major construction project was completed in April: La Seine Musicale, in the south-western suburb of Boulogne. Designed by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, it occupies a third of the tiny Seguin Island on the Seine, hugging its shoreline; the flagship auditorium sits on one end like an oversized Fabergé egg, with rotating solar panels curving over it.
A professional dancer's body is a finely tuned instrument of movement and expression. And there are no more impeccably calibrated, eloquent "instruments" than those who make up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Talk about electrifying. The arrival of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for its annual spring season at the Auditorium Theatre is invariably a reason to celebrate.
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.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is based in New York, but in Miami it's had a hometown aura since Liberty City-raised artistic director Robert Battle took the helm in 2011. The company just finished its annual visit to the Adrienne Arsht Center on Sunday, and - with a spotlight on "Moonlight" and its Liberty City creators - this seems like a good time to look at what the troupe's performances say about Battle's leadership.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater swoops back into the Adrienne Arsht Center this month for its annual engagement. The premiere dance company led by Miami's Robert Battle comes bearing gifts -- scholarships for local dancers to go to New York.
Rachael McLaren, Yannick Lebrun and Jacqueline Green performed the “Wade in the Water” section of Revelations to promote the national tour.
Hello Beautiful - Judith Jamison Performing A Portion Of ‘Revelations’ To Anderson .Paak’s Music Is The Best Thing Ever
Judith Jamison is the Former Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Yesterday would have been Alvin Ailey, the founder of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, 86th birthday. To celebrate his legacy, Ms. Jamison taught a Ailey Classics Workshop at the Ailey Extension.
Buried like a jewel in Alvin Ailey's 1960 masterpiece "Revelations" is a searing male solo set to the spiritual "I Wanna Be Ready."