“Stunning. Taylor looks at the attitudes implicit of the tango—as sexual game, as social identity—and reshapes them. Seethes and flares with sexuality and develops a huge erotic charge. One of Taylor’s most astonishing (even for him) creations.”
– Financial Times on Paul Taylor's 'Piazzolla Caldera'

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“Stunning Taylor looks at the attitudes implicit of the tango—as sexual game

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The Company in Paul Taylor's 'Piazzolla Caldera.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
The Company in Paul Taylor's 'Piazzolla Caldera ' Photo by Paul Kolnik

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Ailey's Rachael McLaren shares the secret to her musicality as a dancer with Dance Magazine: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Rachael McLaren in Alvin Ailey's 'Cry.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
Ailey's Rachael McLaren shares the secret to her musicality as a dancer

Today's Most Musical Dancers Share Their Secrets

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Paul Taylor's 'Piazzolla Caldera' is a sensual modern dance interpretation of the tango.

Ailey's Jacqueline Green, Vernard J. Gilmore and Jacquelin Harris in 'Piazzolla Caldera.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
Paul Taylor's 'Piazzolla Caldera' is a sensual modern dance interpretation of the tango

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Ronald K. Brown's 'Open Door' is set to the music of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, including songs from their album 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues.'
Ronald K Brown's 'Open Door' is set to the music of Arturo
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Ailey's Matthew Rushing recently had the privilege of teaching young dance students in Paris. Listen to NPR's full story here: [ N.pr Link ]
Ailey's Matthew Rushing recently had the privilege of teaching young dance students

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Brings Dance Education To Paris' Underserved Communities

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'Open Door' that was inspired by choreographer Ronald K. Brown's travels to Cuba.
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'Open Door' that was inspired by choreographer Ronald K Brown's travels to Cuba
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Ailey's Matthew Rushing in Ronald K. Brown's 'Open Door.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
Ailey's Matthew Rushing in Ronald K Brown's 'Open Door ' Photo by Paul Kolnik

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“That picture of human harmony was so satisfying, so delightful, you didn’t want it to end. Just before the lights went out, Matthew Rushing offered his elbow to his partner with such cheerful chivalry, it felt like a little amen. This vision of our dream selves, with the celebratory music and Brown’s soft, pliant movement, came across as a worldview, a grounding in how to live: Step lightly.... View more »
“That picture of human harmony was so satisfying so delightful you didn’t

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“Created two years before the first version of Revelations, it has often been described as that spiritual work’s secular counterpart, a representation of the Saturday night sinning that precedes the Sunday churchgoing…hailed for its social observation, for putting ‘real people’ onstage, characters from the milieu of Ailey’s Southern childhood, then underrepresented.” - The New York Times

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“Created two years before the first version of Revelations it has often

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Alvin Ailey was just 27 years old when he premiered his sixth ballet, 'Blues Suite' who's characters are a reflection of people Ailey knew from his childhood in Texas.

The Company in Alvin Ailey’s 'Blues Suite.' Photo by Nan Melville
Alvin Ailey was just 27 years old when he premiered his sixth

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Alvin Ailey choreographed the ballet, 'Cry,' as a birthday present to his mother and dedicated it to "all black women everywhere - especially our mothers."
Alvin Ailey choreographed the ballet 'Cry ' as a birthday present to
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“…most of all, the piece is probably the closest dance has ever come to a shout - or cry - of pure anger, pain and exultation.”
- The New York Times on Alvin Ailey's 'Cry.'

Ailey's Jacqueline Green in 'Cry.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
“…most of all the piece is probably the closest dance has ever

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Ailey's Ghrai DeVore in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
Ailey's Ghrai DeVore in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature ' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

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“One of Mr. Ailey’s happiest works. ['Night Creature'] has a joyful pulse, a sophisticated entente with its sophisticated music that carries on the best of the Ellington tradition.”
- The New York Times

The Company in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
“One of Mr Ailey’s happiest works 'Night Creature' has a joyful pulse

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Ailey's Chalvar Monteiro in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
Ailey's Chalvar Monteiro in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature ' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

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Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature' is a a joyful and kinetic celebration of Duke Ellington’s music.

The Company in Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature'. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
Alvin Ailey's 'Night Creature' is a a joyful and kinetic celebration of

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Ailey's Renaldo Maurice in Robert Battle's 'The Hunt.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
Ailey's Renaldo Maurice in Robert Battle's 'The Hunt ' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

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“Most impressive…is the brutal physicality of the dancing and the way these men both find its nuances and give their all.”
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“Most impressive…is the brutal physicality of the dancing and the way these

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The Company in Robert Battle's 'The Hunt.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor
The Company in Robert Battle's 'The Hunt ' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

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