Robert Battle of Alvin Ailey
Robert Battle never met or worked with dance legend Alvin Ailey, but he recently became the keeper of his legacy. As the new artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Battle's bringing an outside perspective to the company, but he's also mindful its political mission. We learn about the hurdles Battle overcame to earn the position, and his vision for the future of one of the world's most popular dance companies.
A Dance Consortium interview with Robert Battle in September 2010:
Robert Battle's sensuous swirling duet dance by Linda Celeste Sims and Clifton Brown: