The New York Times
Date: 2009-12-14
Author: CLAUDIA LA ROCCO

Article Mentions
Author, CLAUDIA LA ROCCO
Mentioned, Wynton Marsalis
Mentioned, Ronald K. Brown
Mentioned, Renee Robinson
Mentioned, Matthew Rushing
Mentioned, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are sleek, ferociously strong technicians. Audiences have ample evidence of this at every show of the companys current New York City Center season. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much more. Join the discussion.An emphasis on these dancers as artists, however, is often lost amid the physical feats and near nightly Revelations ritual. There was Revelations, Aileys signature hit, on Friday night, and there were those physical feats. But the program also featured Dancing Spirit, a premiere by Ronald K. Brown: finally, a vehicle that allows for the possibility of artistry. The work shares the title of Judith Jamisons autobiography, ...(read more)
... The dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are sleek, ferociously strong technicians. Audiences have ample evidence of this at every show of the companys current New York City Center season. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, cri ...
... a string-quartet version of Radioheads Everything in Its Right Place and Wars funky, propulsive Flying Machine (The Chase), Dancing Spirit employs Mr. Browns typical mix of African diaspora and American modern dance styles, channeled into procession ...


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