Alvin Ailey

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Alvin Ailey: the towering figure of dance who lived in the shadows
In new documentary Ailey, the acclaimed public persona and troubled private life of the dance icon are explored

Alexandra Villarreal

26, Jul, 2021 @6:32 AM

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Masked moves and ballet in the bath: a year of digital dance
With stages closed, dancers have thrived on Instagram and TikTok, given innovative online performances and found a huge new audience

Lyndsey Winship

16, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Reach for the Stars review – high-flying heroines take children to infinity and beyond
The Little Angel theatre’s inspirational show uses dance, rap and puppets to tell real and fictional tales about trailblazing female astronauts

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Shelter review – moves with our times
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s three-decade-old piece on homelessness takes on potent new meaning during Covid crisis

Sanjoy Roy

21, Aug, 2020 @11:17 AM

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Shut up and dance! Five of the best routines made during lockdown
From Robbie Fairchild’s electric escape to Francesca Hayward’s head-spinning pirouettes, here are five joyful homemade clips

Lyndsey Winship

21, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Step in time: how to save the legacy of dance from being lost in history
While Richard Alston’s company hang up their dance shoes, archivists and choreographers are grasping at ways to immortalise an inherently slippery art form

Lyndsey Winship

12, Mar, 2020 @10:12 AM

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Top 10 dance shows of 2019
A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners

Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

15, Dec, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Lazarus/Revelations – review
A hip-hop tribute to Alvin Ailey dazzles with its thrilling interpretation of African American lives

Sarah Crompton

08, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Spirit rising, feet swizzling: the joy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The US ensemble are back with more limb-twisting interpretations of African and street dance forms and a reminder of their founder’s sun-soaked art

Lyndsey Winship

06, Sep, 2019 @2:47 PM

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Judith Mackrell's top 10 dance shows of 2016
Jane Eyre duetted with Rochester, Akram Khan imagined a refugee Giselle and Jonathon Young battled his demons in a nightmare cabaret. Our critic picks this year’s best dance

Judith Mackrell

14, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater review – sorrow, sex and the gospel truth
The American troupe’s thrilling programmes transform oppression into a night of pure joy

Luke Jennings

11, Sep, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater review – mambo, tango and bluesy moves
In their second programme of dance, the US company present Ronald K Brown’s Open Door, Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera and their signature Revelations

Sanjoy Roy

08, Sep, 2016 @2:54 PM

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