Well, I never danced with the ‘Pips’ – they didn’t let me dance!
– Gladys Knight
The way Alvin Ailey has transformed modern dance and dance in general is the fact of variety. It’s a cornucopia of ways to move. There are choreographers in the company as – as diverse, as different from each other as Donald McKayle and Bill T. Jones, or Jawole Zollar and John Butler, Lar Lubovitch, you know, and Judith Jamison.
– Judith Jamison
It doesn’t make sense for me to try to be, like, a dance dude who only releases two 12-inches a year and then plays every weekend. Making an album, you get to put out a body of work that shows a lot of different sides of you. And you get to work on it for an intense period of time and promote that album. And then you get to move on.
– Jamie xx
Like most lit nerds, I’m a voracious reader. I never got enough poetry under my belt growing up but I do read it – some of my favorites, Gina Franco and Angela Shaw and Cornelius Eady and Kevin Young, remind me daily that unless the words sing and dance, what’s the use of putting them down on paper.
– Junot Diaz