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Joel Kasow
Fanfare, November 2017

The Ailey dancers make the work their own, perhaps some of the hip thrusts more heavily accentuated than by more classically trained dancers. Ronald K. Brown’s Grace is high energy, but not as clearly structured as either Chroma or Revelations, so that the viewer is exhausted long before the dancers arrive at the conclusion. Few are the choreographers who can sustain a crescendo of any length without falling short. Robert Battle’s Takademe is a party piece with a single dancer, Jamar Roberts, who is put through his paces to a sound track of various noises, with synchronized gestures, facial expressions, and fortunately under four minutes long. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Heather Bray
Dance International, March 2017

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER - Chroma / Grace / Takademe / Revelations (NTSC) 738408
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER - Chroma / Grace / Takademe / Revelations (Blu-ray, HD) 738504

More than two decades after the death of its founder, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is still in vibrant artistic health, and this DVD showcases the range of the company’s repertoire. It also shows the quality of its dancers, who display technical skill, physical eloquence, musicality, warmth and finesse. © 2017 Dance International





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