Feature Category: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2010

Dancers as Athletes

The human body is an amazing machine and in everyday life we use merely a fraction of the muscles and movement permutations available to us.  Contemporary dance is one dance genre that constantly explores the movements of the body striving … Read more

Ulysses Dove

Profile: The late, beloved Ulysses Dove was a “choreographer with a bold new voice” whose works can be seen in the repertories of major dance companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Culberg Ballet, Bayerische Statsoper and … Read more

Robert Battle

Profile: Robert Battle, originally from Miami, Florida, is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts where he trained with Ms. Gerri Houlihan. On July 1, 2011, Robert Battle will become the third Artistic Director in the Ailey … Read more

Judith Jamison

Profile: Judith Jamison was appointed Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in December 1989 at the request of her mentor, Alvin Ailey. The Early Years: A native of Philadelphia, she studied with Marion Cuyjet, was discovered by Agnes de … Read more

Step Family: Interview with Alvin Ailey dancers

By Kelly Apter Leaving home can bring excitement and fear in equal measure. Whether it’s to start university, get married or just strike out on your own, we often build surrogate ‘families’ to replace the ones we leave behind. Ailey … Read more

AAADT in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Alvin Ailey ADT: UK you will be dearly missed, By Constance Stamatiou

By Constance Stamatiou UK you will be dearly missed, but until next time. We ended our UK tour in Newcastle, which I’ve been to and is known for their yummy sticky toffee pudding and their brown ales. Also, the city … Read more

Harper's Bazaar photo

Alvin Ailey ADT: Cardiff, Plymouth and The White House, By Constance Stamatiou

By Constance Stamatiou Hello Consortium, It is my last night in Cardiff before heading to Bradford and I have to say, Cardiff was lovely. We had great weather, great audiences and did I mention the shopping? 🙂 Plymouth’s weather was … Read more

Alvin Ailey ADT: Live Theater: Got To Love It, By Daniel Harder

By Daniel Harder As if the love and excitement that London offered wasn’t enough, the Company traveled to Nottingham and Birmingham this past week and was showered with tons of warmth, affection, and joy. Performing in both cities was a … Read more

Company members

Alvin Ailey ADT: Goodbye London and hello Nottingham! By Constance Stamatiou

  By Constance Stamatiou  We have officially one city down on our UK tour. Let me say, London, you were on fire and thank you, because the beginning of a tour is always harder than the rest. Your applause motivated … Read more

Constance Stamatiou

Alvin Ailey ADT: Hello London! By Constance Stamatiou

By Constance Stamatiou We have finally arrived, although still a little jet lagged. The audience has definitely awoken us. Tuesday was our opening performance. For those who weren’t able to make it out, we performed Suite Otis, The Hunt, Dancing … Read more