Tag Archives: Festa Barocca

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

I always like to use a photo of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations for my happy holiday post but I saw this one, of Hope Boykin in Mauro Bigonzetti’s Festa Barocca (photo by Steve Vaccariello), and decided it was bright and festive. … Continue reading

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ANNA DEAVERE SMITH TO APPEAR WITH ALVIN AILEY AT CITY CENTER THIS WEEK

This week, playwright and actor Anna Deavere Smith will perform with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, who are currently in the middle of their winter season at NY City Center. Deavere Smith (remember Twilight: Los Angeles 1992, about Rodney King, … Continue reading

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"PRAISE THE LORD!"

Alvin Ailey audiences are always so fun! Last night was their “Target night” (tickets were severely discounted, sponsored by Target), and these kinds of audiences are the best — people screaming and cheering throughout; yelling “yeah” and “go girl!”, unable … Continue reading

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LINDA CELESTE SIMS AND MATTHEW RUSHING AT VAIL

Linda Celeste Sims and Matthew Rushing of Alvin Ailey perform the adagio pas de deux from Mauro Bigonzetti’s Festa Barocca at the Vail International Dance Festival.

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Favorites of 2008

Okay, here’s my (late) list of favorites from 2008: (click on highlights to read what I wrote about each dance) Favorite overall dance of the year: Revelations by Alvin Ailey. Because the movement language — a unique blend of American … Continue reading

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