Performance Project


Explore the genius of Alvin Ailey through the eyes of those who knew him in a lecture, technique, and repertory residency. Sylvia Waters, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and founding artistic director of Ailey II, will guide students through a definitive look into the history of the legacy created by Alvin Ailey—a celebration of the African American heritage and the modern dance tradition. Ms. Waters will present lecture/discussion sessions and teach sections of iconic Ailey repertory, including excerpts of Blues Suite, Streams, and Mr. Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations. Master Horton technique instructors Elizabeth Roxas or Ana Marie Forsythe will lead Horton classes that focus on developing range of movement in an anatomically corrective manner. Working closely in tandem, the instructors will enable students to create an interactive discourse about history, theory, and applied practice. Students will showcase their work with an end of semester performance.