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Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

Lessons Learned on the Road to Recovery

March 29, 2019

Alvin Ailey dancer, Jaclyn Scerbak, reflects on how a foot injury in the beginning of her senior year changed her life. Her injury forced her forced her to check her hubris and find her strength — starting a new chapter in her life.

Vulnerable Spaces

Vulnerable Spaces

March 21, 2019

The Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Independent Study in Choreography performance (ISC) offers seniors students a rare opportunity to test their creative capacity by choreographing original pieces. The Observer discusses the project with four Ailey B.F.A. seniors about their inspiration for their pieces and thought process when it comes to creating original choreography.

To Mr. Ailey and the Ascent, with Love

To Mr. Ailey and the Ascent, with Love

February 6, 2019

A love letter to the diverse landscape offered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Bailar Para Juntar

Bailar Para Juntar

September 14, 2017

By CARSON THORNTON GONZALEZ Features Editor We all strive to find that which incorporates what we love with a way ...

Conan Heads to Alvin Ailey

Conan Heads to Alvin Ailey

November 8, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR29Mlby5o4 By MORGAN STEWARD Arts and Culture Co-Editor A few lu...

Ailey II Spring Season, Right Around the Corner

Ailey II Spring Season, Right Around the Corner

February 4, 2016

By SABRINA POLKOWSKI Staff Writer Just off a tour of 25 cities in the United States as well as Italy and ...

Dance Across the Pond

Dance Across the Pond

July 27, 2015

By SYDNEY THORNELL Contributor As a dancer, I feel that it’s important to be well-rounded in many styles, ...

Dancing with Ballet Hispanico

Dancing with Ballet Hispanico

February 26, 2015

  By JOSEPH RAMETTAAsst. Arts & Culture EditorPublished: February 26, 2015 Not all college stude...

Subway to Stage: Student Choreographs for Global Harmony

Subway to Stage: Student Choreographs for Global Harmony

February 11, 2015

By RAMONA VENTURANZAArts & Culture EditorPublished: February 9, 2015 On Feb. 11, Alvin Ailey’s mos...

VIDEO: Dancing Eyes

VIDEO: Dancing Eyes

July 15, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS & LUDOVICA MARTELLA Editor-in-Chief & Multimedia Staff Published: July 15, 2014 Brilynn Rakes, Fordham College at ...

Fordham BFA’s Dancers to Perform at the Annual Fall Concert

Fordham BFA’s Dancers to Perform at the Annual Fall Concert

November 13, 2013

By LUDOVICA MARTELLA Arts & Culture Co-Editor Published: November 12, 2013 Fordham Colle...

Act One: Dance Dance Resolution

Act One: Dance Dance Resolution

May 2, 2012

By JEWEL GALBRAITH Staff Writer Published: May 2, 2012 Hey, Observer readers!  My name is Jewe...