In/Side

Miami Herald - Passion And Power Mark Ailey Troupe's Annual Miami Run

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 New York Times - Show the Pain of Love and Life That Goes Way Beyond Words

A fair number of people leaped to their feet on Wednesday night at City Center, as Samuel Lee Roberts turned his back on the audience and walked into the darkness that heralded the end of Robert Battle’s “In/Side.” The solo had just officially entered the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater repertory, but it was created for Mr. Roberts last year for a program at Dance New Amsterdam, and he has danced it subsequently with Mr. Battle’s company.