ALVIN AILEY ON SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TONIGHT!

Tonight three dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be on SYTYCD! My favorite modern dance company 😀  Linda Celeste Sims, Clifton Brown, and Constance Stamatiou (above, left to right, in photos by Andrew Eccles) will perform excerpts from Ulysses Dove’s Episodes, which, if I remember correctly, I found very intense and rather haunting.

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(Linda Celeste Sims and Matthew Rushing in Episodes, photo by Paul Kolnik)

If you’re in New York, it’s almost time for Alvin Ailey season here. They open at City Center December 2nd. The season lasts for a month and this year they’re celebrating Judith Jamison’s 20th anniversary as artistic director (last year they celebrated the company’s 50th anniversary).

I so love it when great dancers are on TV!

4 Comments

  1. such great news! Those contestants are so lucky to be able to peer at them from backstage!

  2. The Alvin Ailey performers were AMAZING tonight. Such stunning control. It's so interesting to see such mature dancers in contrast to the show's contestants, who are all so young.

  3. It definitely is a treat for us to get to see Alvin Ailey dancers on national TV, they were absolutely superb. Makes me wish I lived in NY!

  4. It definitely is a treat for us to get to see Alvin Ailey dancers on national TV, they were absolutely superb. Makes me wish I lived in NY!

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