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  1. ODETTA by Matthew Rushing

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    Excerpts from the ballet ODETTA by Matthew Rushing. This world premiere is a tribute to Odetta -- one of the most influential singers of the 20th century -- and marries soul-stirring movement to…

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    • Behind the Scenes: Suspended Women - Part 1

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      "Suspended Women" was choreographed in 2000 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, the celebrated former Martha Graham Dance Company member, prolific choreographer, and master teacher. Set to music by Maurice…

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      • Ulysses Dove's BAD BLOOD

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        In 'Bad Blood,' emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.…

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        • "The Making of ODETTA," Part 1

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          Go behind the scenes of the world premiere of Matthew Rushing's ODETTA, choreographed by guest artist and Ailey Rehearsal Director Matthew Rushing. The new work pays tribute to Odetta Holmes,…

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          • Robert Battle discusses Robert Moses' "The Pleasure of the Lesson"

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            Artistic Director Robert Battle talks about the first piece choreographed for the Ailey company by the award-winning choreographer Robert Moses, which features arresting visuals, a seductive score…

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            • Robert Battle discusses "Polish Pieces" by Hans van Manen

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              Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle discusses Hans van Manen's exuberant work, set to the music of Henryk Gorecki. Learn more about the ballet here: http://bit.ly/1r8KTzr

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              • "The Making of ODETTA," Part 2

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                In December 2014, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is presenting the world premiere of Matthew Rushing's ballet ODETTA, featuring the music of Odetta Holmes, one of the most influential singers…

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                • Robert Moses' THE PLEASURE OF THE LESSON

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                  Award-winning choreographer Robert Moses’ first work for the Ailey company brings arresting visuals, a seductive score and sensual movement for ten dancers. His choreography has been described…

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                  • Behind the Scenes with Ailey II: Troy Powell discusses 'Cuore Sott'Olio"

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                    In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’Olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion…

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                    • Behind the Scenes with Ailey II: Troy Powell discusses 'We'

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                      The charming duet We, by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle, depicts a seasoned relationship between a couple. Capturing the spirit of familiarity and vulnerability…

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                      • Behind the Scenes with Ailey II: Troy Powell discusses 'Wings'

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                        What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her new work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions…

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                        • Ailey II Artistic Director Previews Ailey II

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                          Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell highlights the new works and audience favorites featured during Ailey II's 2013-2014 tour. www.alvinailey.org/AileyII

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