Vixen Verified: Alvin Ailey’s Ailey II Dominate Their 2014 Season

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Ailey II Dancers

Unfortunately, the first number, Alchemies, failed to provide a promising glimpse of what I was in for. It fell as my least favorite performance of the night and I don’t see it becoming a returning favorite for the company’s repertoire.  Each dance in the inaugural number displayed talented dancers as individuals instead of a united front.

The male segment, however was the hit of this particular piece. Each showed strength and cohesiveness with one another–something the ladies lacked. While they didn’t make up (completely) for the opening as a whole, it set the bar on who would be the standout dancers throughout the night.

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