Alvin Ailey Announces American Dance Theater Personal Season

The company announced Wednesday that the next season of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center will celebrate 10 years of Robert Battle’s artistic direction. After the challenges of the past 17 months, Battle is more open than usual to embrace opportunity. “Being part of and going through the problem-solving process that …

‘Ailey’ Review: A Poetic Look at the Man Behind the Dances

The idea of ​​Alvin Ailey is often reduced to one dance: “Descriptions.” His exploration of the Black experience in 1960 remains a masterpiece, but it also overshadows the person who made it. How can an artist grow after such an early success? Who was Adam Alvin Ailey? In “Ailey,” director Jamila Wignot brings together footage, …