Some virtuosic dancers are like cold steel, slicing the air around them. Those in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (at City Center through December 31) are metal that's been in the fire for a while—warm and beyond-belief pliant, yet able to whip off big movements at top speed and end in a full stop, maybe on one leg. They devour dancing as if famished for it. I love their rapacious power, even as I look for those who discover nuances within that force. To watch Matthew Rushing in... More >>>