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NEWARK, NJ: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NJ on Mother's Day Weekend

NEWARK, NJ: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NJ on Mother's Day Weekend


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


NJ Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ


Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00pm daily through May 7, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 1:00pm daily through May 7, 2016



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Friday, May 6 
Ailey Steps

Hosted by NJPAC Dance Advisor Savion Glover
Rennie Harris’ Exodus (World Premiere)
Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera (Company Premiere)
Alvin Ailey’s Revelations

Learn all about step dancing and other forms of percussive movement, including tap and hip-hop, in a warm-up to the performance of hip-hop dancemaker Rennie Harris’ Exodus. Tap master Savion Glover introduces the step team Soul Steps, performing Nod Ya Head, in a lobby performance at 7pm.

Saturday, May 7
Honoring Judith Jamison

Ronald K. Brown’s Open Door (World Premiere)
Robert Battle’s Awakening (World Premiere)
Judith Jamison’s A Case of You (New Production)
Alvin Ailey’s Revelations

NJPAC pays tribute to Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison on the 50th anniversary of her career with the Ailey company. The evening’s program includes the sensual duet A Case of You, choreographed by Jamison and performed to Diana Krall’s version of the same-titled Joni Mitchell song. Before the performance, at 7pm in the lobby, DanceWorks & Company of Montclair presents three works from its repertory: Estamos Vivos Esta Noche, Sweet Surrender and LoveMore.

Sunday, May 8
Mother’s Day Celebration

Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature
Alvin Ailey’s Cry (New Production)
Ronald K. Brown’s Open Door
Alvin Ailey’s Revelations

Cry and Revelations, two masterpieces by Alvin Ailey on this afternoon’s program, were largely inspired by his relationship with his beloved mother. Spend a very special Mother’s Day at NJPAC with a pre-curtain brunch at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am. Outside in Theater Square at noon, the Messiah Baptist Church Children of Purpose Choir of East Orange sings inspirational gospel songs from Revelations. Inside the lobby, theatergoers are invited to browse through a boutique of gifts, beauty treatments and products, and other items bound to put a smile on Mom’s face.

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