The applause is always prolonged and enthusiastic for the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. dancers. On April 20, the talented troupe of more than 70 students performed their annual benefit concert on behalf of the Denise Jefferson Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Ailey Citigroup Theater on West 55th Street in New York City.
Inspired by contests of motion and gravity, the dancers displayed their artistic agility through original choreography by new artists such as Jacinta Vlach, Norbert De La Cruz III, and Kanji Segawa. Onstage, transformed by dramatic costuming and light, the undulating limbs and instantaneous spins evoked a suspension of space and time. (Photos by Eduardo Patino)