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Ailey Appoints Its First Resident Choreographer: Jamar Roberts

Aug 01, 2019 - The New York Times

Mr. Roberts will make a new work for the company’s season at City Center, which will also feature a premiere by Donald Byrd.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announced Thursday that Jamar Roberts has been selected to be company’s first ever resident choreographer. Mr. Roberts, a veteran company member, will begin his tenure with “Ode,” an examination of the value of life in an era of pervasive gun violence. The work for six dancers will debut on Dec. 10 as a part of the company...