The camp taught dozens of 11-14-year olds dance moves created by the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey.
Robert Battle and members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company returns to Cal Performances April 1-6. Photo: Andrew Eccles Is the juice worth the squeeze? It’s the unexpected question Robert Battle, now in his third year as Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, asks himself every day. The “squeeze” is […]
Participants at 2011 Alvin Ailey camp have fun with an exercise at the Berkeley Marina, where sailing was also on the agenda. Photo: Tracey Taylor Like characters in an ancient Roman frieze, eight young boys assume motionless poses, then spring to pumping, rolling, spinning life in front of the Zellerbach Playhouse on the University of […]
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Revelations April 23 – 28 at Cal Performances. Photo: Andrew Eccles. April 23 – 28 at Cal Performances. Photo: Andrew Eccles. The almighty power of contemporary dance is alive and kicking in Berkeley through April 28, after which the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will pack up their four, […]
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing "Revelations". Photo: Andrew Eccles The mighty ship that is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater docked at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall this week for a residency that begins tomorrow, March 13, and runs through March 18. The company’s Artistic Director, Robert Battle, stands as the captain of an organization that […]