Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:26 AM
I remember her stunning performances with Dance Theatre of Harlem in the late '90s. She was still a teenager, but had enormous presence (and flexibility ) I knew she'd had to stop dancing because of injuries and illness, and she came back for a few year with Alvin Ailey.
Does anyone else remember Alicia Graf?
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:13 AM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:44 PM
Yes, I loved watching Alicia Graf dance. I saw her many times with Dance Theater of Harlem, and later at Alvin Ailey. It's such a pity that her dance career at Ailey ended so soon.
But it hasn't! Since finding out that Jamar Roberts and Clifton Brown have retired from Ailey I was already to greet the "Robert Battle Era" by limiting myself to 1 Ailey performance this season. Then I heard that Brown would be appearing as a guest artist. And then yesterday I read this article which states that despite chronic illness Graf has started dancing again and will be appearing with Ailey this season in Revelations, Home, Memoria, Journey, Streams & Arden Court. I'm about to buy tickets to another 3 performances (at least).
I never saw Graf with DTH but the most frustrating about watchng her at Ailey was that it took her about a year to really find her way there, then she danced brilliantly for a season or two and then retired due to injury/illness.
I'm SO glad that she's back!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 01:42 PM
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:26 AM
For all of you Alicia Graf fans, here is an article about her in today's NY Post. She is one of my favorite Ailey dancers, although I still wish she could revisist the days when she was performing Balanchine works. If you want to look at the photo that is referenced in the article, I've linked it below.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:35 PM
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