(It’s RobinLori Photos): 2016 Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater Opens In Atlanta!

Last night, the  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater opened with an ELECTRIFYING 2016 performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta! I am extremely grateful every time I get a chance to witness the beauty and grace of this AMAZING dance team.  Creative Director, Robert Battle welcomed each guest with such enthusiasm… knowing we would be blown away.  And we were!!

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I especially loved the wonderful piece “Awakening” choreographed by Robert Battle!  The moves were quick and dramatic… and the music fit like a “hand and glove” as it presented deep haunting sounds accompanied with light symbols.  It kind of took me to a sci-fi journey but with more depth and meaning.

Awakening is an ensemble work featuring Robert Battle’s signature taut, ritualistic choreographic style and a score by American composer John Mackey. The much-anticipated world premiere is the first work Robert Battle has choreographed since becoming the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2011. – Alvin Ailey.com

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Many long time supporters and friends were present including: Jasmine Guy, Tasha Smith, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and hubby Dr. Damon Kimes, Towanda Braxton, Monyetta Shaw and many more!  Sending a very special thanks to PORTER NOVELLI for the invite.


Enjoy the pics!

Robert Battle with Fredricka Whitfield, Jasmine Guy, Imara Canady, Tasha Smith and Dr. Heavenly Kimes
Robert Battle with Fredricka Whitfield Jasmine Guy, Imara Canady, Tasha Smith and Dr. Heavenly Kimes













Tasha Smith with Alvin Ailey Dancers
Tasha Smith with Alvin Ailey Dancers



























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