Following in the footsteps of Judith Jamison is Robert Battle who in July of 2011 became Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s third Artistic Director.
Here we see an excerpt from The Hunt choreographed by Battle in 2001. Primal and predatory, this work for six men is bold, theatrical, and aggressive. Set to the soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx, the percussive rhythm reinforces The Hunt with its driving, energetic masculinity.
I particularly love the sequence starting at 2’50”. The rhythmic jumping to the beat of the drums and the intensity of the dancers is riveting and exciting.
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