Alvin Ailey Unveils World Premiere, Odetta

December 13, 2014 12:14 AM

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Wednesday night I saw an array of beautiful luminaries including: the still handsome Harry Belafonte, the ever talented Ruben Santiago Hudson, and the magnificent Jessye Norman (to name just a few) who came out to see the world premiere of Odetta, choreographed by Mathew Rushing for Alvin Ailey American Dance Company and presented at New York City Center.

Legendary Odetta Holmes was one of the boundless and stunning voices of the civil rights movement, wise in thought, rich in voice and able to convey the very deep nature of anger and despair that swept the African American culture onto the rocky road to freedom from tyranny and isolation -- embodied...

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