The luckiest dancers in the world, I swear, are those in Alvin Ailey. That company seems to tour more cities in more countries every year than any other performing arts troupe. It’s like, become a dancer and see the world! Anyway, they began their current U.S.-wide tour last night in Washington DC, where the Vice President and Dr. Biden hosted a celebration in their honor. Vice Pres Biden apparently admitted he was never a fan of ballet until he and his wife witnessed Mikhail Baryshnikov years ago. Read more at Sister to Sister Magazine. And go here for AAADT’s tour schedule.
Photo of Judith Jamison’s Divining by Nan Melville.