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WATCH: This dance tribute to ‘Moonlight’ is absolutely stunning

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has teamed up with Nowness to produce a dance tribute to the 2016 indie hit Moonlight, and they’ve knocked it out of the park.

The dance company, founded in 1958 by dancer/choreographer/icon Alvin Ailey, worked with Moonlight’s composer, Nicholas Britell, to create the piece. AADT’s artistic director Robert Battle choreographed, and the video features dancers Jamar Roberts, Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas portraying three phases of one man’s life.

Related: Beyond Moonlight: 5 Black LGBTQ films that blazed the trail

The film, which is nominated for eight Academy Awards, is told in three parts, with three actors playing the protagonist during distinct phases of his life. It paints a strikingly intimate portrait of a gay man’s journey towards self-acceptance.

Watch below:


h/t NNN

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6 Comments

  • Ksb1978

    Dancers bodies are so beautiful and fluid.

  • Kangol

    Beautiful film, beautiful dancers, beautiful dance!

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Sublime. Music gave me chills. Lighting on point too, same as film poster.

  • Franklin

    This video leaves me speechless. So beautiful.

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