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REVIEW: Kimmel Center Presents Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre

This Wednesday I had the privilege of attending the Philadelphia premiere ofKimmel Center presents: Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre  at the Merriam Theater. If you know anything about dance or the arts then you are well aware of the history of Alvin Ailey's Dance Theater, founded by the late great choreographer in 1958. Led by new artistic director Robert Battle, the troupe, touring with Battle for the first time, came close to selling out all three nights. Choreographer Robert Battle succeeded Judith Jamison as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater after her departure on July 1, 2011. In announcing her selection, Ms. Jamison said that “choosing Robert Battle is the giant leap I want to take to ensure that this company stays vibrant in the future.” The Wednesday program featured acts from PAUL TAYLOR: Arden Court, ROBERT BATTLE: Takademe,Philadelphia's own,RENNIE HARRIS: Home andALVIN AILEY:Revelations .

From beginning to end I was in AWE. The movemen…