★★★★✰ Having watched the company since childhood, I find it is impossible not to instantly appreciate the sheer beauty and energy they radiate...
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Lazarus, Revelations ★★★★✰ New York, City Center 30 November 2018 www.alvinailey.org www.nycitycenter.org Forward to Ailey In March of 1958, Alvin Ailey presented his first evening of dance, at the 92nd Street Y. Sixty years on, the company is going strong, having survived the death of its founder in 1989 and the successful transfer of leadership from Ailey to...
★★★★✰ Roberts’ "Members Don’t Get Weary" is very much a mature work with a strong emotional charge and esthetic signature.
★★★✰✰ I often get the feeling that the Ailey dancers transcend the choreography they’re asked to dance. With the exception of the inescapable Revelations, the company’s repertory can be hit or miss.
★★★★✰ There is no limit to how often one can see Ailey’s 1960 masterpiece Revelations. The elation is always the same.
★★★★✰ I saw Programme C at Sadler's Wells and like practically everybody else, have to rave about the dancers.
Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou...
★★★✰✰ It’s a truism that any afternoon that includes Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is apt to leave you happy.
★★★✰✰ 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.
Warmth, exuberance, power, finesse – all these qualities infuse everything they do.
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.
Battle (in No Longer Silent) responds with a brilliant visualization of the music’s intricate parts, a kind of neo-Rite of Spring for our time.
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...
Although juxtaposed with several new and recently revived productions, Alvin Ailey's Revelations looks just as good now as it did 10, 15, or even 20 years ago, and probably looks just as good as it did at its premiere, way back in 1960.
"AP15, an award-winning work choreographed and danced by urban dance collaborators Sebastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, brought the other "wow" factor to Program 2."
Since becoming artistic director at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011, Robert Battle has been steadily mixing up the company’s repertory, adding works by choreographers beyond its usual range: Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, and Wayne McGregor, to name just three.
I have yet to see a less than full-throttle performance, even when a choreographer’s style does not quite fit the company’s technique...
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.
The evening felt like a big party, with the Opera House filled to the brim by a cheering, adoring audience. ..."Renee Robinson, We celebrate her tonight!" said Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Another surprising choice was Taylor’s Arden Court (1981), which opened Wednesday evening’s program. The dancers were simply stunning. I hate to say, but the parallel is that Miami City Ballet does Balanchine better than New York City Ballet. Not to denigrate Taylor’s dancers at all...