“All that is important is this one moment in movement.
Make the moment important, vital and worth living.
Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”
– Martha Graham
April 26 – May 5
Join us during National Dance Week for a special posting in Center Scene by a noted artistic director, choreographer or expert.
|AAADT's Linda Celese Sims, Alicia Graf Mack and Glenn Allen Sims |
in Alvin Ailey's Revelations © Andrew Eccles
|Artistic Director Robert Battle |
© Andrew Eccles
Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
It’s important to keep the past of the Ailey company alive, because the past is the present. I don’t see any distance between then and now. When I think about a great work of art, it endures, and it is timeless. If it was true then, then it is true now, and it speaks to the audience as it speaks to me. The past is not a burden; it’s the reason why we are here in the first place, so I embrace this rich history of this marvelous company. How do I achieve that? By always challenging and engaging the audience, challenging and engaging the dancers, and finding work that falls in line with that mission.
|AAADT's Antonio Douthit and Alicia Graf Mack|
in Paul Taylor's Arden Court © Andrew Eccles