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Jamar Roberts | Photo Andrew Eccles Jamar Roberts | Photo Andrew Eccles

Artist Feature: Jamar Roberts

Jamar Roberts graduated from the New World School of the Arts. He trained at the Dance Empire of Miami and as a fellowship student at The Ailey School. Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He first joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in…

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Daisy Phillps and James O'Hara in 'Faun' | Photo Diego Franssens Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Daisy Phillps and James O'Hara in 'Faun' | Photo Diego Franssens

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 5

Program 5 Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Sadler’s Wells London BODYTRAFFIC Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater The final program of the 2013 Fall For Dance festival is ready to be loved. It is vulnerable, expressive, virtuosic, and, at its best, proud. This whole festival is an opportunity…

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New York City Ballet, "Polyphonia" / Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon / Photo: © Paul Kolnik New York City Ballet / photo © Paul Kolnik

REVIEW: Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, Program 5

The last curtain of the 2011 Fall For Dance Festival opened on four live musicians and a three platform stage suggesting only one thing: tap. Leading Zoe Ellliot and Kyle Wilder in an upbeat, non-stop sound fest, Maurice Chestnut showcases his exuberance for the form. Immediately it is evident that Chestnut’s tapping is not meant to be secondary, but rather fully integrated into the band as another musician. It is so successful in this instance that I wonder why every band is not considering hiring a tapper to stand beside the drummer. The mood of “Floating” is very much like a casual jam session amongst good friends…

Video: Jamar Roberts

The Artistic Sketches and Choreography of a Creative Dancer Season 1 : Episode 16 | 11:20 Jamar Roberts talks about his experiences performing as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and shares his sources of inspiration in creating his own choreography.

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