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Berkeley Alvin Ailey camp teaches more than dance

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 California, Berkeley, campus. It’s a rehearsal, but in light of the fierce pride and near-divine determination in their expression — and exploding from their agile […]

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Alvin Ailey’s artistic director: Expanding dancers’ prowess

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 has known only two previous leaders. Battle has choreographed on […]