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  • Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy

    Bella Lewitzky's former dancers build her legacy
    We all know what happens when great composers, writers and artists die: Their work lives on. But what about groundbreaking choreographers — say, Martha Graham, José Limon, Merce Cunningham, Antony Tudor, Alvin Ailey,George Balanchine — those...
  • Pliés and push-ups

     Pliés and push-ups
    On the second floor of the Sudbrook Arts Centre in Pikesville, Tim Fox snapped his fingers to live piano music as he watched his three teenage ballet students move elegantly through their growing repertoire of ballet positions. "This is not brain...
  • Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars

    Graf was still off the charts when ranking dance stars
    In mid-December, we caught Columbia's Alicia Graf in a premiere program presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Seeing her back performing with Ailey as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations was definitely a...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' Workshop With Courtney Galiano

    'So You Think You Can Dance' Workshop With Courtney Galiano
    "So You Think You Can Dance" All-Star, Courtney Galiano to launch dance convention/workshop, THE BEAT in our area. PIX11's Lisa Mateo caught up with her at Alvin Ailey Dance Studio for a dance lesson. The New Yorker was featured on "So You Think You Can...
  • Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of 'The Kid'

    Sapphire talks about the difficult birth of  'The Kid'
    A vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is not just visiting UCLA

    David Sefton has made it his mission to introduce cutting-edge contemporary dance from outside the United States to Los Angeles audiences. So it's no accident that he started noticing how the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, a New York City-based company,...
  • Alvin Ailey's legacy has been kept, and expanded

    Alvin Ailey's legacy has been kept, and expanded
    Judith Jamison can recall vividly the April 1989 lunch in St. Louis when Alvin Ailey designated her his artistic heir. "He said, 'I'm not doing well; you know I'm sick, and I'd like you to take over the company.' I said, 'Sure, of course, Alvin.' "That...
  • Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'

    Twyla Tharp-Elvis Costello work to open 'Dance at the Music Center'
    The West Coast premiere of a Twyla Tharp collaboration with rock star composer Elvis Costello, "Nightspot," and the return of the Kirov Ballet will highlight the 2008-09 series. "Nightspot," to be danced by Edward Villella's Miami City Ballet, will...
  • Alvin Ailey on display

    Alvin Ailey on display
  • Review: Alvin Ailey at the Music Center

    Review: Alvin Ailey at the Music Center
  • Matthew Rushing was moved

    Matthew Rushing was moved
    His focused intensity in performance does not call attention to itself, yet Matthew Rushing inevitably draws the eye whenever he appears onstage with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Blessed with versatility and a fluent technique, he performs with...