Tag Archives: Revelations

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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More Photos of Marcelo With Cisne Negro

You guys, I am so sorry it’s taken me so long to post these when I promised them, what, over two weeks ago?? I had no idea how much went into planning a cross-country move, especially when working lots of … Continue reading

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Judith Jamison to Ring NYSE Closing Bell on December 27th

Apparently it’s dance season at the New York Stock Exchange! Tomorrow morning, a NYCity Ballet Sugar Plum fairy will ring the opening bell (word in the Twittersphere is that that Sugar Plum will be Ashley Bouder). And now it’s just … Continue reading

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Learn REVELATIONS at the Alvin Ailey School

Another fun announcement. You can learn the choreography from Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece from several Alvin Ailey dancers in classes at the Ailey School from now through December 30th. Hope Boykin, along with two former members of the company, Aubrey Lynch … Continue reading

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Alvin Ailey: New Dances and New Productions

Alvin Ailey season is upon us! I attended two performances over the weekend and, of course, they made my weekend. I’m always so happy when I come out of an Alvin Ailey performance. Particularly with their new, 50-dancer Revelations, which … Continue reading

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Wendy Perron, Esteemed Editor-in-Chief of Dance Magazine, Recommends Swallow on Twitter!

How awesome is this!: “Tonya Plank’s SWALLOW is a real page turner, & she shows that lawyers get as intensely nervous as dancers.” From Wendy Perron, E-I-C of Dance Magazine, via Twitter. I’m so giddy I’d run into Ms. Perron … Continue reading

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PEACE AND HAPPINESS IN THE NEW YEAR

You guys, Happy New Year! …when I promise to be better about blogging I’m sorry about being so lame for the past month– I mean, two posts this week??? Getting this book out has just been so time consuming. Speaking … 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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BEST OF AILEY AT BAM

With the insanity of ballet season (see this Macaulay article — at the beginning he very accurately describes what it’s like to be a balletomane in NY right now!), I unfortunately was not able to make it out to Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Masekela Langage and the Brilliance of Revelations

(photo of Alvin Ailey cast in Masekela Langage by Steve Vaccariello from Alvin Ailey website) I managed to be sick for the last two weeks of December, so, horribly, I wasn’t able to go to as many Alvin Ailey performances … Continue reading

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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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Still Here

I know you’re not ever supposed to start posts saying ‘I’m sorry for not posting in forever.’ But I normally write once or more per day, so, really, I’m sorry for not posting in forever! I’m just working on this … Continue reading

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