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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 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.