The new offerings from the Alvin Ailey dance company are powerful and poignant, with dances that take on some interesting topics in surprising ways.
One of the great ballerinas of our time is (sort of) coming out of retirement for one special dance. Alessandra Ferri is also proving age is just a number.
Tattoos and dancers seem at once counter-intuitive (“Swan Lake” and a tramp stamp? Quelle horreur!) and logical (Dancers turn their bodies into art, so…).
For dancers, pointe shoes are a tool, a source of frustration and pain, a symbol of the impossible quest for perfection. And they have an iconology all their own.