The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta next week. From Feb. 11-15, the company will perform some of its most well-known pieces, including Alvin Ailey’s celebrated "Revelations." It will also bring an entirely new performance to Atlanta audiences called “Odetta.”
The production is a tribute to the singer often known as “the voice of the civil rights movement”: Odetta Holmes.
"City Lights" host Lois Reitzes sat down with the dancer who will perform as Odetta ─ Hope Boykin ─ and the company’s artistic director ─ Robert Battle ─ to discuss the new production and also the company’s commitment to exploring the African-American cultural experience through dance.