A dance show that promises to pack a punch of energy and dynamism.
For “The Next Generation of Dance”, artistic director Troy Powell of Ailey II American dance theatre (New York) combines the skills of 12 young dancers with fresh choreography and music by emerging talents.
The Ailey II (photo Kyle Froman) is recognised internationally for fostering some of the best dance talent in the US. The school’s 2018-19 tour reaches cities around the globe, with a New York season to later take place on 13-17 March. Powell is the second person to head the school since it opened its doors in 1974.
The theatre started as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble through Mr. Ailey’s own vision, one that focused on African-American themes in choreography. He personally picked Sylvia Waters as its previous artistic director, who was at the helm for 38 years, making Powell only the second artistic director. The theatre still maintains intense training and touring, in addition to community programmes.