LIMITED TIME VIEWING
This special presentation of INSIDE LOOK: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is available for a limited time August 23, 2020 - September 30, 2020.
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center collaborates with beloved dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to bring a special virtual presentation of the company’s seminal masterpiece, Revelations. This event includes an introduction by native Angeleno and Music Center Spotlight Finalist Matthew Rushing, who is associate artistic director for the Ailey company, along with Ailey dancers performing the powerful Revelations, with the emotional “I Been ‘Buked,” the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.” Viewers will have the opportunity to learn some of the choreography of one of the most widely-seen modern dance works as dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin breaks down the moves in an upbeat, highly accessible manner.
This special presentation is available for a limited time August 23, 2020 - September 30, 2020.
Associate Artistic Director
Matthew Rushing was born in Los Angeles, California. He began his dance training with Kashmir Blake in Inglewood, California, and later continued his training at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He is the recipient of a Spotlight Award and a Dance Magazine Award and was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He was a scholarship student at The Ailey School and later became a member of Ailey II.
Dancer and Choreographer
Recently retiring from the Ailey company after 20 years, Hope Boykin is a three-time recipient of the American Dance Festival’s Young Tuition Scholarship. She attended Howard University and while in Washington, D.C. she performed with Lloyd Whitmore’s New World Dance Company. Ms. Boykin was a student and intern at The Ailey School. She was assistant to the late Talley Beatty and an original member of Complexions. Ms. Boykin was a member of Philadanco and received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award.