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YouTube - Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient - Robert Battle on Behalf of Alvin Ailey

YouTube - Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient - Robert Battle on Behalf of Alvin Ailey

Ailey was a choreographer, dancer, and the founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is renowned for its inspiring performances in 71 countries on 6 continents since 1958. Ailey’s work was groundbreaking in its exploration of the African American experience and the enrichment of the modern dance tradition, including his beloved American masterpiece Revelations.

The New York Times - Dance Is Never Far From His Mind

Last year, Robert Battle became the third person to head the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater since the company was founded in 1958. During the troupe's season in New York, which runs through Dec. 30 at City Center, Mr. Battle attends both the matinee and evening performances.

Chicago Sun-Times - The Next Step: Robert Battle Leads Alvin Ailey American Dance On Its New Journey

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater arrives for its annual spring engagement at the Auditorium Theatre this week, marking the first time the internationally acclaimed company will appear here under its new artistic director, Robert Battle. Be prepared for two things: A continued devotion to tradition, a byword of this troupe from the start, but also several big, refreshing surprises.

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