Podcast Episode 10

Dance Came From The People: Alvin Ailey Dancer and Choreographer Matthew Rushing 

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rehearsal Director and Artist Matthew Rushing. Photo by Andrew Eccle.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rehearsal Director and Artist Matthew Rushing. Photo by Andrew Eccle.

The legacy of Alvin Ailey has a powerful presence for those who appreciate the history of American dance, and American culture in general. This month in our podcast series, Alvin Ailey dancer and choreographer Matthew Rushing talks with Jess Van Nostrand about his memorable introduction to dance as a young man, and how he relates to our current Big Question, “How Are We Remembered?”

Thank you for the wonderful conversation, Matthew!

More about Matthew and is work can be found at www.alvinailey.org

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Renee Robinson Constance Stamatiou and Matthew Rushing in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Renee Robinson Constance Stamatiou and Matthew Rushing in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Matthew Rushing in Aszure Barton's LIFT.  Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Matthew Rushing in Aszure Barton's LIFT.  Photo by Paul Kolnik.