Preview: Ailey II

From the February 28, 2013 edition

For the first time since the dance company’s inception in 1974, Ailey II is led by someone other than beloved choreographer Sylvia Waters. Ailey II’s artistic director Troy Powell took the position last summer and has infused a youthful currency into the troupe’s dances that embody Alvin Ailey’s activism to make dance available to all people. The evening’s programs includes Amy Hall Garner’s “Virtues” (2012), Robert Moses’ “Doscongio” (1998), Benoit-Swan Pouffer’s “Rusty” (2012) and Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” (1960).

Photo by Eduardo Patino, NYC