Rooted in History. American Treasures. Sultry and Seductive.DBDT salutes the "Queen of American Folk Music" and the "High Priestess of Soul." Two women of courage influenced the world and used their musical voices for change. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Rehearsal Director and guest artist Matthew Rushing exemplifies Odetta Holmes' magical voice by blending soul-stirring movements to folk, gospel, and blues music in ODETTA. Iconic choreographer Dianne McIntyre's Nina Simone Project epitomizes her regal presence with choreography set to Simone's signature classical, jazz, and soul fusion.