Cesar Valentino wants you to know the powerful LGBT history behind the international dance phenomenon.
Sean Aaron Carmon went from wanting to go it alone to committing to collective action.
Between each of the four excerpts of dance pieces the audience previewed, Mr. Battle gave an overview of what we were about to see and paid tribute to those who inspired the work. He talked about the man himself, Alvin Ailey, who was a genius and an inspiration to Mr. Battle, as well multitudes of dancers through the years.
No sibling rivalry here.
There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.
A fixture in the dance and theater world for over six decades, de Lavallade helped pave the way for current stars like Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince. In the clip below, I ask whether she carries any sentiments of resentment about the lack of opportunity for black dancers when she came up as opposed to today.
Bostonians know that one of the greatest purveyors of culture is the Celebrity Series of Boston, offering 45 events a year across 8 venues.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has some of the greatest modern dancers in the United States, with choreography by masters coming from a rich source of creativity and exacting expertise. Its well never runs dry.
The internationally-known modern dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered original choreography by Matthew Rushing, Hofesh Shechter and Alvin Ailey at Revelations last month at Boston's Citi Wang Theater.
This great inner wanting yearned for a freedom we don't much talk about these days, in our relative affluence and comfort, but the music and the movement of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with its roots in Africa, in Gospel revival -- in growing up black in America -- went so much deeper than that.
Three dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made their annual appearance at the Cotting School, New England's oldest and best-known school for young people with special needs.
In the world of dance, Robert Battle has achieved his dream of all dreams — at the age of just 42. As the artistic director
Wednesday night saw an array of beautiful luminaries including: the still handsome Harry Belafonte, the ever talented Ruben Santiago Hudson, and the magnificent Jessye Norman (to name just a few) came out to see the world premiere of Odetta.
"My biggest lesson in my life has been learning how to live in between the gigs," she says. “I understand my own fragility
Lula Washington, the co-founder of this modern dance company, is a serious woman. She has a commitment to her community and has fought to create this place to dance. She expects the highest level of integrity and hard work, and she gets it from her students.
The recent passing of the iconic author and poet, Maya Angelou, closed the chapter on one of the most enduring and prolific
As I count down the number of days left until I leave the Kennedy Center, I am getting nostalgic about my entire career. No one producing arts organization has had a bigger impact on my life than the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Having the opportunity to experience the arts helped me grow in an incredible way, and this is why it is important for me to expose my two kids to the arts whenever I can.