Think about the last time you sat in a dance performance and you were completely mesmerized. The dancers are taking you on a journey, drawing you into their energy so much that it feels like you went through the journey yourself. You leave the theater feeling moved and transformed.
Zoe considers herself a very strong person, and it is contagiously empowering how much she trusts her instincts. Even with such a diagnosis, she knew: “I can do whatever I have to do, it is all part of my healing.”
Afro Flow Yoga® is not just another wellness trend. Pilin Anice, who has been teaching this unique class since 2011, knows exactly what she is doing as she invites a good 40 New Yorkers to breathe and move to the live drums, vocals, and flute in the sunny studio at Alvin Ailey.
Nia and Ness, a dancer/poet duo based in Brooklyn, tell the story of their daily experiences as a black lesbian couple on stage. Their performances are just as powerful as they are vulnerable, and allow other members of their community—black lesbian women, people of color, LGBTQ+, to see themselves reflected in their story.
Imagine a place where professional dancers can get new inspiration, a challenging training that makes them more versatile artists, and career advice. A place where, also, dance enthusiasts can attend events that provide practical and theoretical tools to help them understand dance on their own terms. Lastly, a place where emerging artists who have something to say are given the time and space to let their artistic minds flow freely.