It seems as if everyday we check the news and hear that someone else has died from gun violence, someone else’s life was taken away senselessly. Our world is in turmoil, there’s no doubting that. Alvin Ailey is currently on tour, and, like so many of us, they have had ENOUGH. Drawing inspiration from Beyonce’s “Freedom,” dancer Sean Aaron Carmon created a powerful and moving protest to the recent shootings around the country. Freedom, freedom, where are you?

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Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.