Alvin Ailey

Jessica Lang created Splendid Isolation II, an adaptation of her work Splendid Isolation, specifically for Ailey II. Set to the choral piece O Maria, Stella Maris by Trio Mediaeval and Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor, the work focuses on a woman enveloped in a large skirt and a man, while the rest of the dancers perform on the perimeter, isolating the couple in the center. Lang “impresses by the range of dynamics, the urge of onrushing movement in ever-changing and surprising group formations and has [the audience] spellbound with the sheer beauty of her ambitious form of dance theatre.” (Dance For You Magazine)

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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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