Updated: May 11
By Kia Morgan
Alvin Ailey, creator of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958, one of the most successful dance companies the world has ever known. Ailey's work fused several different genres, ballet, modern dance, and theatre. The AAADT was his vision for honoring black culture through dance. His legacy is still going strong after nearly 60 years.
With the “new normal” families are experiencing, working from home, schooling their children and being quarantined, the dance company is following the trend and moving online.
From their official website, “We know you can’t see the Ailey dancers perform in a theater, so we wanted to make sure you can still find comfort and joy in the beauty of dance by virtually connecting with their performances. For a limited time, Ailey is thrilled to share full length videos of the Company performing on stage! The Show Must Go On, The Ailey dancers may not be in the same place at this moment in time, but they are still finding ways to dance and dance together. From creating unique renditions of Mr. Ailey’s Revelations to showing off the footwork from Rennie Harris’ Lazarus, they haven’t slowed down and hope you enjoy their videos as much as they enjoyed making them.”
Thursdays full length performances will stream.
Tune in on Monday, March 30th at 7pm EDT for the screening.
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📸: by Normand Maxon