Paris-born choreographer Benoit-Swan Pouffer – a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – brings a European sensibility to Ailey II’s repertory with this new work. Set to the pulsating tones of a score by Mikael Karlsson’s, Rusty features ethereal movement and lush partnering. This contemporary piece explores the experiences of young artists – the challenges they face and the relationships they build as performers. Learn more: http://www.alvinailey.org/rusty+ More details
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle’s athletic work for six men reveals the predatory side of human nature and the primitive thrill of the hunt. A thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx drives the explosive movement that runs the gamut from modern sports to the rituals of the gladiators. Learn more: http://www.alvinailey.org/about/company/ailey-ii/repertory/hunt+ More details
Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work. Learn more: http://www.alvinailey.org/hissy-fits+ More details
Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance. Small wonder, then, that he views dance as "an art without borders which generates feelings that touch people’s hearts and lead them to reconnect with their own humanity.” In this athletic full-company work, set to haunting music by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson, Vignoulle examines the struggle to connect in a world where connections are often just out of our reach. Learn more: http://www.alvinailey.org/breakthrough+ More details
What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, WINGS -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the Ailey II dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty. Learn more: www.AlvinAiley.org/wings+ More details
Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work VIRTUES, set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge. The Ailey II dancers radiate with regal grace, while deftly executing a distinctive blend of contemporary modern and jazz movement. Learn more: www.AlvinAiley.org/virtues+ More details
Il Ravello Festival, in ossequio alla sua trasversalità ha ospitato una delle compagnie di danza più importanti al mondo: la Ailey II: The next Generation of Dance, applaudita a tutte le latitudini per le sue performance sorprendenti fondate su forza, fantasia e agilità fisiche. I ballerini della celebre compagnia americana, sotto la direzione artistica di Troy Powell, ha presentato al numeroso pubblico di Ravello, quattro coreografie di assoluto fascino: Virtues di Amy Hall Garner, The Calling tratte da Splendid Isolation II di Jessica Lang, The Hunt di Robert Battle e infine la celebre coreografia Revelations, un classico creato da Alvin Ailey ed ormai entrato nella storia della danza. Un’altra serata da incorniciare per il Ravello Festival.+ More details
Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The festival, performed outdoors on the shores of the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines, included the world premieres of works choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, Marcelo Gomes, Nick Kenkel, Patrick Makuakāne and Troy Schumacher. During the festival’s 20 years, 48 new works have had their world premieres at Fire Island Dance Festival. This year’s festival featured 48 professional dancers entertaining sold-out crowds with ballet, modern, Broadway and even traditional Hawaiian dance. For more information and photos, visit dradance.org.+ More details
Alvin Ailey’s 'Revelations' fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. This enduring classic, born out of the choreographer’s “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church, has transcended barriers of faith and nationality to become the most widely seen modern dance work in the world. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1tFYOPW See Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform excerpts of 'Revelations': https://vimeo.com/10185543+ More details
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