Ailey 2

5
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
By Robert Iles - 27th Sep 2023

Ailey 2 on tour

What an amazing evening of dance  we were treated to. Ailey 2, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, return to the UK with an exciting repertory featuring Francesca Harper's futuristic Freedom Series (excerpt, 15 minutes), Robert Battle's The Hunt (14 minutes), the incredible energy of William Forsythe's Enemy in the Figure (excerpt, 18 minutes), and Alvin Ailey's masterpiece Revelations (36 minutes). 

The four pieces are quite different and allow the company to show off a range of styles and techniques. For me, The Hunt, with its driving tribal drums and tight choreography was the highlight of the evening but all the pieces engaged and impressed. Freedom Series' mix of music is amazing, from modern to Bach, and the lighting throughout the show is cleverly designed to enhance the stage imagery. All in all, an amazing piece.

If these are the dancers of the tomorrow then we have some amazing shows to see in the future!


Latest News & Reviews

10th Apr 24 :: Review: Come From Away
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
5
5th Apr 24 :: Review: Stranger Things: The First Shadow
Seen at The Phoenix Theatre, London
5
2nd Apr 24 :: Review: Everybody's Talkling About Jamie
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
5
28th Mar 24 :: Review: The Wizard of Oz
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
4
27th Mar 24 :: Critics Circle Awards
The winners of this year's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards have been announced.
22nd Mar 24 :: Review: The Motive and the Cue
Live broadcast seen at the Regal Cinema, Wadebridge.
5
12th Mar 24 :: Review: Macbeth
English Touring Theatre (ETT) production seen in Worthing,
3
7th Mar 24 :: Review: The Life of Pi
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
5
6th Mar 24 :: Review: And Then There Were None
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
2
5th Mar 24 :: Review: Musclebound
Seen at The Front Room, Weston-super-Mare
3
2nd Mar 24 :: Review: Marry Me A Little
Seen at The Stage Door Theatre, Drury Lane
2
28th Feb 24 :: Review: Cable Street
Seen at the Southwark Playhouse, Borough.
3
28th Feb 24 :: Review: Carlos Acosta - On Before
Seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
4
26th Feb 24 :: Offies Winners 2024
WInners of the Offies 2024 awards have been announced.
15th Feb 24 :: Review: The Drifters Girl
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
4
12th Feb 24 :: Review: Whatsonstage Awards Winners
The winners of the Whatsonstage Awards announced.
0
6th Feb 24 :: Review: Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Selected dates until 26 February at the Coach and Horses, 29 Greek Street, London W1D 5DH
4
5th Feb 24 :: Review: Macbeth
David Tennant and Cush Jumbo at the Donmar Warehouse
4
20th Jan 24 :: Review: Disney's Aladdin
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
4
19th Jan 24 :: Review: Alegria - Cirque du Soleil
The latest production seen at the Royal Albert Hall
3

Most Popular Stories

Viewings over the last 14 days
 
Everybody's Talkling About Jamie
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Posted 2nd Apr 24 :: 186 views
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Black Sabbath
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Posted 13th Oct 23 :: 163 views
The Wizard of Oz
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Posted 28th Mar 24 :: 148 views
Come From Away
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Posted 10th Apr 24 :: 145 views
And Then There Were None
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Posted 6th Mar 24 :: 109 views
Musclebound
Seen at The Front Room, Weston-super-Mare
Posted 5th Mar 24 :: 108 views
Critics Circle Awards
The winners of this year's Critics' Circle Theatre Awards have been announced.
Posted 27th Mar 24 :: 97 views
Stranger Things: The First Shadow
Seen at The Phoenix Theatre, London
Posted 5th Apr 24 :: 93 views
The Life of Pi
Touring production seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Posted 7th Mar 24 :: 90 views
Macbeth
English Touring Theatre (ETT) production seen in Worthing,
Posted 12th Mar 24 :: 83 views
The Motive and the Cue
Live broadcast seen at the Regal Cinema, Wadebridge.
Posted 22nd Mar 24 :: 75 views
Marry Me A Little
Seen at The Stage Door Theatre, Drury Lane
Posted 2nd Mar 24 :: 61 views
Cable Street
Seen at the Southwark Playhouse, Borough.
Posted 28th Feb 24 :: 59 views
Carlos Acosta - On Before
Seen at the Theatre Royal Plymouth
Posted 28th Feb 24 :: 50 views
Kokoon
Seen at Assembly Checkpoint (EdFringe)
Posted 13th Aug 23 :: 48 views
The Last Bantam
Seen at Space Surgeon's Hall (EdFringe)
Posted 24th Aug 23 :: 42 views
Macbeth
David Tennant and Cush Jumbo at the Donmar Warehouse
Posted 5th Feb 24 :: 40 views
Offies Winners 2024
WInners of the Offies 2024 awards have been announced.
Posted 26th Feb 24 :: 39 views
Alegria - Cirque du Soleil
The latest production seen at the Royal Albert Hall
Posted 19th Jan 24 :: 38 views
Dangerous Giant Animals - Underbelly
Christina Murdock
Posted 24th Aug 18 :: 37 views


Listings powered by Dynamic Listing Ltd
Mastodon X - Twitter Multidomain certificate installed
© Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK. 1995-2024