Interview: Robert Battle, director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater



Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has a proud history stretching back to the 1950s, when it’s titular founder blazed a trail through the American scene and gave hitherto unheard-of opportunities to black dancers. As the company prepares to visit Edinburgh, current director Robert Battle tells Kelly Apter about the need for the company to champion new work, from hip-hop to ballet, to run alongside its popular repertoire
Dancing shoes come in all shapes and sizes – but few are bigger than the ones Robert Battle stepped into in 2011. As artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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