About Another Night
Kyle Abraham, one of the most in-demand young choreographers today, presents a richly inventive contemporary jazz piece that showcases the artistry and versatility of the Ailey dancers. Another Night was inspired by the legendary drummer Art Blakey’s interpretation of the jazz classic “A Night In Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie.
The New York Times exclaims, “Hurray to Robert Battle, now in his second year at the helm of this tradition-steeped institution, for seeking out new work from the young contemporary choreographer Kyle Abraham.” Mr. Battle stated that “Kyle Abraham is someone I’ve known and watched for quite some time. His work is provocative, with a diverse dance vocabulary that embodies a variety of traditions and styles. It is the right time for him to create a new work on the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and I’m proud to be able to provide this platform for him.”
Although Another Night marks his first work for the main Company, Abraham first lent his creative voice to the Ailey organization in 2010 with The Corner, an acclaimed work commissioned by Ailey II that depicts urban social interactions through the use of contemporary and post-modern movement.
Another Night was made possible in part by commissioning funds from New York City Center with generous support from The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.
Commissioning support for this work has been provided by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, in celebration of the Center’s 50th Anniversary.
Generous support for this world premiere was also provided by The Fred Eychaner New Works Endowment Fund, The Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn & Nicolas Rohatyn New Works Endowment Fund and The Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer New Works Endowment Fund.