★★★✰✰ Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave two new works their West Coast premieres on Tuesday at Zellerbach Hall, the opening night of its annual residency at Cal Performances in Berkeley.
Tag - Odetta
The company has performed here annually since 1968 and considers Berkeley its home away from home, both for the synergy it feels with the Cal Performances staff and the receptive local audience.
The second night... this was by far the best program I’ve ever seen Ailey offer: five pieces, each as good as the others in its different way...
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is making a big deal out of its premieres this year, but at the company's "All New" program during its City Center residency, Matthew Rushing's Odetta was the standout work.