Blues Suite

About Blues Suite

Description

With the rumble of a train and the toll of distant bells, a cast of vividly-drawn characters from the barrelhouses and fields of Alvin Ailey’s southern childhood are summoned to dance and revel through one long, sultry night. Ailey’s first masterpiece poignantly evokes the sorrow, humor and humanity of the blues, those heartfelt songs that he called “hymns to the secular regions of the soul.”

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Choreography

Restaging

Masazumi Chaya

Costumes

Costumes redesigned by Normand Maxon

Décor & Costumes

Decor and Original Costume Design by Ves Harper

Lighting

Original Lighting Design: Nicola Cernovitch and Lighting Redesign: Chenault Spence

First Performance

World Premiere, 1958 - 92nd Street YM-YWCA, New York

Run Time

16 minutes

Musical Style

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