Every fall, just after Thanksgiving, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater sets up shop at City Center, as sure a sign of the season as Christmas carols at the grocery store.
Tag - Kyle Abraham
If there was an award for the most likely New York dance troupe to be compared to a sportscar, I'd give it to Abraham.In.Motion. The choreography is, like the best supercars, all torque and velocity...
The whole evening has the feeling of an extended experiment. We see Whelan ridding herself of ballerina habits and trying on new clothes.
Ultimately, it mattered less what Whelan and her collaborators were doing, and more that they were doing.
The evening is divided into two parts, with images of love and coupling more dominant in the first and greater abstraction seeping into the second.
This company is the definition of esprit de corps, period.
The whole thing (Minus 16) wasn’t a piece of choreography so much as a choreographed event, and hands down one of the most delightful things I’ve ever seen.