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.
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.