Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appointed Robert Battle as its new Artistic Director. Battle will succeed Judith Jamison when she retires in June 2011. According to the New York Times, "His work has been described as high-energy, with plentiful leaps and spins, physically demanding and emotive. Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic, took note of his deep knowledge of craft and cited his virtues: “the exciting effects, the contrasts, the skill in showing several things happening at the same time.”"
Read more in the New York Times.