Wednesday, August 8, 2012
on Wednesday night- guiltily watching "So you think you can Dance" they announce that Alvin Ailey will perform, and I think whoa, this is different.
Rather then watching the overly sexy tricks by contestants with inspired routines that wow the TV crowd, here comes a more refined and real dance company to preform.
New executive director of the company Robert Battle is pushing the boundaries and is successful at incorporating his company into the mainstream, yet keeping their artistic value in tact.
This is the latest indicator of how mainstream media and performance art are meeting and finding themselves to be strange but simpatico bedfellows. Who would have thought!