by Vanessa Irie
Before I went to the show, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. All I knew was that Alvin Ailey dancers were supposed to interpret African-American history through their modern dances.
The show we saw included Revelations and Odetta. If I had to describe my experience in one word it would be, beautiful. It was simply beautiful; not just because the dancers had great bodies (which they did), but the emotion that the rhythmic movements communicated was overwhelming.
As I sat in the audience, I could feel the pain of slavery. The frustrations between torn lovers; the hope one could find through death, and the resolution to survive. It was a very memorable show that I definitely intend to visit again.