About Blues Suite
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.”
This new production of Blues Suite is made possible
with major support from American Express.
Generous support is also provided by the Richard L. Kauffman New Works Endowment Fund.