There is a lot of foot rubbing and neck rolling in the room when you hang out with five men from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on a morning after they've performed "The Hunt." The furious and powerful ensemble work serves as the main calling card for Robert Battle, artistic director designate, on Ailey's North American tour.
Imagine an evening at Alvin Ailey without "Revelations." It's pretty rare - ask director Judith Jamison about the complaints she gets when that signature work isn't on the bill. But Sunday night, the troupe showed some other works - a few revivals and some they've not danced before - all with that trademark Ailey punch.