The Call

The New York Times - The Passionate Humility of Solomon Dumas

The New York Times - The Passionate Humility of Solomon Dumas

A dancer isn’t always born a dancer. Sometimes a mother has to step in. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago with his single working mother, Solomon Dumas was involved in community theater and interested in the arts. But dance wasn’t much of a presence in his life until his mother signed him up for AileyCamp, when he was 12.

Financial Times - Premieres At Ailey, City Center, New York - Steps In The Right Direction

Financial Times - Premieres At Ailey, City Center, New York - Steps In The Right Direction

This season’s luminous The Call marks Ronald K. Brown’s seventh work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 20 years — more than any other choreographer. But why not twice that? The 52-year-old Brooklyn native regularly pays homage to the company’s founder, yet it is his own eloquent, open-hearted west African-inflected idiom that has become the troupe’s lingua franca.

The New York Times - Two Masters, Still in Heady Conversation

The New York Times - Two Masters, Still in Heady Conversation

There aren't many people left on earth who can speak to the spirit of Alvin Ailey - not in terms of his dances or the institution he created, but the man. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 60th anniversary this season and along with that, the work of another choreographer who mercifully is on earth right now: Ronald K. Brown. Through his dances, he speaks to the spirit of Ailey, and for nearly 20 years now he has enriched Ailey's company with unaffected, soulful choreography that gives its dancers dimension and depth.

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ruschell Boone looks at the history of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with current and former artistic directors Robert Battle and Judith Jamison. They also discuss the 60th season, which is having performances at New York City Center through December 30th.

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ruschell Boone looks at the history of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with current and former artistic directors Robert Battle and Judith Jamison. They also discuss the 60th season, which is having performances at New York City Center through December 30th.

New York Times - A 'Love Letter' To Alvin Ailey

New York Times - A 'Love Letter' To Alvin Ailey

The choreographer Ronald K. Brown stepped into a big studio at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and greeted the dancers with warm hugs. Then, almost without a word, he began to move, his feet and shoulders swaying to the beat, his upper body undulating slightly. "The Love," a Malian song with a slow, hypnotizing groove, was playing on the sound system. The dancers gathered in a semicircle around him, moving to the rhythm. Just like that, they were drawn into the spirit of the dance.

Wall Street Journal - Ailey Ensemble Honors Its Founder

Wall Street Journal - Ailey Ensemble Honors Its Founder

When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company takes to the stage of New York City Center for the opening of its 60th anniversary on Wednesday night, it will have an unexpected guest of sorts. Namely, Alvin Ailey himself.