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The Alvin Ailey and Broadway vets talk about their friendship, arts education and the future of dance
Aubrey Lynch II and Desmond Richardson have known each other for decades. They studied and danced together at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and also appeared on Broadway, where Lynch performed in The Lion King and Richardson earned a Tony nomination for Fosse. TDF is bringing these longtime friends and colleagues together to reminisce about their Ailey years—including that time they met Grace Jones in Paris!—and to talk about how they've been staying creative during the pandemic (expect custom-made pillows and a book soon) and why they believe arts education is "extra-essential," not extracurricular (that's why Lynch is such a wonderful TDF mentor). Join us on Wednesday, April 7 at 3 p.m. ET on TDF's Facebook page for our first dance-focused TDF Conversation.
Top image: Aubrey Lynch II and Desmond Richardson. Photo courtesy of Lynch.