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Ailey's Exciting Season Continues with
All New Programs, Live Music, and Company Premiere by Artistic Director Robert BattleThis week is the final opportunity this season to experience Alvin Ailey's masterpiece Revelations with live music - African American spirituals performed by soul-stirring vocalists - as well as with an expanded cast of 50 dancers on Saturday’s family matinee! In addition to the opening of a new production of Ronald K. Brown’s landmark Grace on Tuesday, December 11th, other upcoming performance highlights include "All New"programs and the Company premiere of Artistic Director Robert Battle's Strange Humors.
THIS WEEK’S PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Belen Pereyra and Antonio Douthit in Kyle Abraham's Another Night
ALL NEW PROGRAMS
DECEMBER 13, 16 eve*, 19, 26 eve, 30 mat
Ailey will pack this season’s premieres and new productions into five exhilarating ALL NEW programs. Ailey dancers will move audiences with their brilliant artistry and passionate spirit in a series of works that add dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory.Programming includes Garth Fagan’s From Before, JiAí Kylián’s Petite Mort, Robert Battle’s Strange Humors, Ronald K. Brown’s Grace and Kyle Abraham’s Another Night.
*A portion of proceeds for this performance benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS.
LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES
DECEMBER 14, 15 mat & eve
This weekend fans can enjoy the added thrill of Alvin Ailey’s American modern dance classic, Revelations, with a full choir and band and a special Saturday family matinee performance that also includes an expanded cast of 50 dancers with members of Ailey II and The Ailey School (December 15 mat).
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Antonio Douthit and Jamar Roberts in Artistic Director Robert Battle's Strange Humors.
STRANGE HUMORS– COMPANY PREMIERE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH
Artistic Director Robert Battle sets his thrillingly intense duet, Strange Humors, on the Company this season. This riveting premiere pits two men against each other in surprising sequences that ignite with aggression and discord as the relationship between the two dancers builds to an exciting crescendo. Strange Humors is set to a propulsive score for strings and African drum by composer John Mackey, a fellow Juilliard classmate of Mr. Battle.
All photos by Paul Kolnik.