Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Renowned for its soul-stirring high energy performances, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of America's greatest companies. Taking popular music, gospel and jazz and mixing the classical vocabulary of ballet with a contemporary style, the Company of 30 dancers radiate a slick and sassy energy that is purely infectious.
Archive :: production:T02036230381, dance or ballet:S0449943401, venue:V224
Programme 1 - Grace/Following the Subtle Current Upstream/RevelationsGrace
is a transcendental ballet fusing modern dance and West African idioms to evoke the grace that suffuses life's journey. The musical score is grounded by Duke Ellington's Come Sunday
and has accents of hip-hop and West African pop. Following the Subtle Current Upstream
pumps up the spped in an exhilarating spectacle in white nonstop action showcases the dancers' daring agility and phenomental strength while tabla player Zakir Husseins percussive score adds some East Indian rhythm. Revelations
captures the exuberant energy of black spirituals and the 'blood memories' of Ailey's childhood in Texas. Rescheduled from September 2001