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The Ailey company unveils a new dance by Ronald K. Brown

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  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

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  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

  • Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

    Alvin Ailey

Photograph: Elyssa Goodman

Alvin Ailey

For its first season at Lincoln Center in 13 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents Four Corners, a new work by choreographer Ronald K. Brown.

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Ronald K. Brown

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Jack Ferver

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Annique S. Roberts

Annique S. Roberts talks about dancing for Ronald K. Brown in advance of Evidence's Joyce Theater season. Annique S. Roberts talks about her career with Ronald K. Brown and her early years dancing for Garth Fagan. In this extensive interview, the quicksilver dancer discusses the her work with choreographer Ronald K. Brown and how she joined his company, Evidence. Annique S. Roberts and Evidence perform at the Joyce Theater starting February 12. There’s no way to pinpoint a Ronald K. Brown dancer—they’re too diverse for that—but they all know how to tell stories with their bodies. This season, the quicksilver Annique S. Roberts, an exceptional member of Evidence since 2010, brings her silky phrasing, rhythmic clarity and overall effervescence to Brown’s choreography, which will be on display at the Joyce Theater beginning February 12. An Atlanta native, Roberts met Brown while studying at Howard University, but took a slight detour—before joining his company, she spent five and a half years dancing for Garth Fagan. That was then, this is now: She’s found her groove.  Time Out New York: Why did you start dancing?Annique S. Roberts: My mom threw me into dance classes when I was four. I think it was either gymnastics or dance because I was just so active as a child and the dance studio was closer to home. It was one of those things I kept doing and ended up loving, and then I went to a performing arts high school in Atlanta. That’s where I started taking a lot of different


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