Tales from the Alvin Ailey flash mob

“Are you here for Alvin Ailey’s dance class? Oh, my God, they are breathtaking!” As I approached Hearst Gym, panting from the long hike up the Berkeley hills, a man in his late 40s caught up with me on the stairs. His dark eyes, framed by mild wrinkles and snow
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Alvin Ailey dance show at Zellerbach embodies collaborative movement

A row of feather-skirted women leap across the floor, their precise synchronicity matched only by the movements radiating from flexed muscles and clenched fists, illuminating the stage with their dominating presence. This is one of many iconic, enchanting moments captured in “LIFT” by Aszure Barton, one of the pieces making
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