Alvin Ailey

"Suspended Women" was choreographed in 2000 by Jacqulyn Buglisi, the celebrated former Martha Graham Dance Company dancer, prolific choreographer, and master teacher. Set to music by Maurice Ravel, with interpolations composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, it has since been recognized as one of her signature works.

The mesmerizing ballet casts 13 ghost-like female dancers who, dressed in tattered period costumes, seem to express various states of frenzy and despair through off-balance and collapsing movements. Throughout the 18-minute piece, four male dancers intermittently enter and exit the stage, weaving through the women’s ever-shifting patterns.

For more information and upcoming performance schedule: alvinailey.org/suspended-women

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Alvin Ailey

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition.

The Ailey Organization also includes:
-Ailey II, a second performing company of young dancers and emerging choreographers
-The Ailey School, one of the world's most extensive dance training programs
-Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs, which bring dance into classrooms and communities
-The Ailey Extension, offering dance and fitness classes to the public

Ailey’s home in New York City is The Joan Weill Center for Dance.

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