Tag: Ailey, Alvin, American Dance Theater

When the Dancers Have to Miss the Last Dance

It was May 10, and Hope Boykin was a wreck. “That was the day,” she said. “That was supposed to be the final performance.” Ms. Boykin, who radiates power in her fearless, generous dancing, has been a poetic force at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the past 20 years. But recently she has found […]

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Reading Recommendations From Black Cultural Figures

As the nation sees its 10th day of protest against the murder of George Floyd, various lists of books that address race, political upheaval and activism have been circulating on social media and elsewhere. They remind us that the work of combating systemic racism is never over, and that learning about the history of protest […]

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A Dance About the State of Emergency We’re In

When Jamar Roberts, the resident choreographer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, got a call from Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum inviting him to contribute a video, he had been sheltering for a few weeks in a friend’s basement outside New York, not dancing or feeling at all inspired to dance. “They were […]

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Lincoln Center Opens Its Vaults for Dance Week

Watch: Lincoln Center at Home’s Dance Week The shuttering of theaters has caused the dance world untold damage, yet there has been an upshot: the increased accessibility of high-end dance, as productions stream online, free. In a way, the moment harkens back to an earlier time, when the kind of dance you could see in […]

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Thursday’s Livestreaming Events: Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Frankenstein,’ and Remembering Amy Winehouse

Here are a few of the best events happening Thursday and how to tune in (all times are Eastern Daylight). Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Frankenstein’ 2 p.m. on YouTube Need some Benedict Cumberbatch in your day, week, life? Same here. On Thursday (and Friday), the National Theater in London will air the 2011 performance of “Frankenstein,” […]

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Dancing With Myself: How Artists Stay in Shape Without a Stage

For most performing artists, the daily routine is roughly the same: rehearse, perform, rinse and repeat. But with the coronavirus shuttering live shows around the world, musicians, dancers, actors and others have had to adapt to a new reality — without an audience to prepare for. We talked to some about how they’re staying in […]

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How a Dance Video Director Spends His Sundays

Life in New York has shifted since Redha Medjellekh was photographed in February. But his message in the video below remains the same: Keep dancing. Video Video by Redha Medjellekh; Music by StormzCreditCredit…Image by Gioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times By Tammy La Gorce March 27, 2020 Redha Medjellekh has created videos for the […]

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