Are You In Your Feelings

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mixed Bill review – community-spirited joy

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mixed Bill review – community-spirited joy

The pioneering company’s warmth and athletic grace is showcased in a selection of old and new work. There’s something generous about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It’s there in the dancing – full of skill, passion and a charismatic warmth not always seen in contemporary dance companies. It’s there too in the programming: at Sadler’s Wells over the coming week, the company will perform four carefully curated bills, full of rarely seen and new work. At the same time, the young company Ailey II sets off on tour around Britain, with more treats planned.

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mixed Bill Review - Community-Spirited Joy

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mixed Bill Review - Community-Spirited Joy

The pioneering company’s warmth and athletic grace is showcased in a selection of old and new work. There’s something generous about Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. It’s there in the dancing – full of skill, passion and a charismatic warmth not always seen in contemporary dance companies. It’s there too in the programming: at Sadler’s Wells over the coming week, the company will perform four carefully curated bills, full of rarely seen and new work. At the same time, the young company Ailey II sets off on tour around Britain, with more treats planned.

The Times - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Review - A New York Troupe Bursting With Personality

The Times - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Review - A New York Troupe Bursting With Personality

It's a little hard to get your head around the various programmes being offered by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in its two-week London season. That's because there are four of them and some works pop up in more than one. Never mind which you choose, though, because they all showcase a wealth of choreography and the consistently high standard of dancing from this popular New York troupe.

The Telegraph - Alvin Ailey, review: the world’s most exciting dance company bring the house down

The Telegraph - Alvin Ailey, review: the world’s most exciting dance company bring the house down

Of all the troupes who from time to time visit these shores, I’m not sure any is more consistently welcome or rewarding than Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Formed in New York in 1958 by their namesake to give black American dancers a “voice”, this resplendent ensemble is back in England for the first time in four years, following a brief sojourn at the Edinburgh International Festival. One offer during their 12-day stay at Sadler’s Wells is a full four programmes of works, of which Tuesday’s, Contemporary Voices, was the first. And, not for the first time, they royally brought the house down.

The Telegraph - Alvin Ailey Review: The World's Most Exciting Dance Company Brings The House Down

The Telegraph - Alvin Ailey Review: The World's Most Exciting Dance Company Brings The House Down

Pure, thrilling poetry in motion. Of all the troupes who from time to time visit these shores, I’m not sure any is more consistently welcome or rewarding than Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Formed in New York in 1958 by their namesake to give black American dancers a “voice”, this resplendent ensemble is back in England for the first time in four years, following a brief sojourn at theEdinburgh International Festival. On offer during their 12-day stay at Sadler's Wells are a full four programmes of works, of which Tuesday’s, Contemporary Voices, was the first . And, not for the first time, they royally brought the house down.

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater review: extraordinary soul-stirring dance

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater review: extraordinary soul-stirring dance

The American company brought Ailey’s legendary Revelations, still hugely powerful after 65 years, alongside modern pieces of precision and fire. The thing about the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is that they are precision performers – technique visible, placings academic – but at the same time, they can elasticate and undulate their bodies; they can be sensual and spiritual. Above all, they dance with great sincerity.

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Review - Extraordinary Soul-Stirring Dance

The Guardian - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Review - Extraordinary Soul-Stirring Dance

The American company brought Ailey’s legendary Revelations, still hugely powerful after 65 years, alongside modern pieces of precision and fire. The thing about the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is that they are precision performers – technique visible, placings academic – but at the same time, they can elasticate and undulate their bodies; they can be sensual and spiritual. Above all, they dance with great sincerity.

Chicago Tribune - Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back at the Auditorium, timely and timeless

Chicago Tribune - Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back at the Auditorium, timely and timeless

A palpable buzz overtook the Auditorium Theatre Wednesday, with a who’s who from the Chicago arts world arriving dressed to the nines for the 130-year-old venue’s annual gala. It so happened this was also the opening night performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual pilgrimage to Chicago, a tradition that stems back 55 years. Chicago is woven into the fabric of this New York-based company, with several dancers calling the Windy City home and the Auditorium as a habitual tour stop every year — every year but one, of course: 2021 was canceled due to the pandemic.

The New York Times - Moving to Love's Ups and Downs

The New York Times - Moving to Love's Ups and Downs

At Kyle Abraham’s premiere for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center, dancers find intimacy in songs by Erykah Badu and Jazmine Sullivan. The choreographer Kyle Abraham knows how to make a playlist. His third work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “Are You in Your Feelings?,” which had its premiere on Friday as part of the company’s annual New York City Center season, unfurls to an R&B, soul and hip-hop compilation of thoroughly danceable songs about love and relationships.