★★★★✰ In New York, the holidays are inseparable from the Ailey season and this year, despite everything, has that same celebratory feeling. Marina Harss on new works by Jamar Roberts and Robert Battle.
Tag - Members Don’t Get Weary
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts stops dancing next month at the same time as his choreographic practice becomes ever more prominent. Claudia Bauer talks to one of the greats of AAADT about life and his Ailey world premiere next month at City Center.
★★★★✰ Jamar Roberts' Ode was the centerpiece and the highlight of the company’s performance, which also included Aszure Barton’s Busk (a company premiere) and Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Ounce of Faith (a premiere).
★★★★✰ Having watched the company since childhood, I find it is impossible not to instantly appreciate the sheer beauty and energy they radiate...
★★★★✰ Roberts’ "Members Don’t Get Weary" is very much a mature work with a strong emotional charge and esthetic signature.