"Night Creature" Workshop with The Ailey Extension
Join world-renowned dancer and Ailey Extension instructor, Sarita Allen for a special workshop learning the choreography from Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature. Ms. Allen was a leading member of the Company and one of the original cast members in Night Creature, chosen by Alvin Ailey himself to perform the lead role.
Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature is a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music. At once wistful and sassy, it beckons viewers into a nocturnal world populated by jazz babies and night owls.
Duke Ellington said that “night creatures, unlike stars, do not come OUT at night—they come ON, each thinking that, before the night is out, he or she will be the star.”