Calendar

February 2015

Fri, February 27

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Brookville, NY

8:00 pm

Tilles Center for Performing Arts / Concert Hall

516-299-3100

Program subject to change.

LIFT

This propulsive world premiere by in-demand choreographer Aszure Barton accentuates the vitality and physical prowess of the Ailey company. Driven by the dancers’ passion, skill and collective power, the work was created over a developmental process with the entire Company. The percussive score, composed by Curtis Macdonald, is infused with the infectious energy and heart that she observed in her initial encounters with the Ailey dancers.

D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

In this exhilarating work by Kennedy Center Honoree, MacArthur Grant awardee and Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening), rigorous formalism and musicality embody resilience and triumph over loss.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Advanced Beginner Ballet
SUB: Andrew Ivan
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zumba® Fitness at Lunchtime Samuel Salazar
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Beginner Ballet Peter Brandenhoff
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Zumba® Fitness Melissa Carias
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SharQui - The Bellydance Workout®
CANCELLED
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM West African Maguette Camara
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Contemporary Latin Jazz Fusion Sekou McMiller
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Horton Karen Arceneaux
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Power Ashtanga Yoga Irini Res
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Capoeira
CANCELLED
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Absolute Beginner Ballet
SUB: Andrew Ivan

Sat, February 28

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Brookville, NY

2:00 pm

Tilles Center for Performing Arts / Concert Hall

516-299-3100

Program subject to change.

LIFT

This propulsive world premiere by in-demand choreographer Aszure Barton accentuates the vitality and physical prowess of the Ailey company. Driven by the dancers’ passion, skill and collective power, the work was created over a developmental process with the entire Company. The percussive score, composed by Curtis Macdonald, is infused with the infectious energy and heart that she observed in her initial encounters with the Ailey dancers.

D-Man in the Waters (Part I)

In this exhilarating work by Kennedy Center Honoree, MacArthur Grant awardee and Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening), rigorous formalism and musicality embody resilience and triumph over loss.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Brookville, NY

8:00 pm

Tilles Center for Performing Arts / Concert Hall

516-299-3100

Program subject to change.

Polish Pieces

In this exuberant ensemble work, Dutch choreographer van Manen displays his mastery for building dazzling creations from simple motifs and geometric patterns. Driven by the rhythms of Henryk Górecki’s score, the dancers come together and disperse in endlessly shifting formations that culminate in two sensual pas de deux.

Takademe

Robert Battle’s bravura work mixes humor and high-flying movement in a savvy deconstruction of Indian Kathak dance rhythms. Clear shapes and propulsive jumps mimic the vocalized syllables of Sheila Chandra's syncopated score.

Four Corners

In Ronald K. Brown’s Four Corners, 11 dancers depict spiritual seekers amid four angels standing on the corners of the earth, holding the four winds. In creating his fifth commission for the Ailey company since 1999, the celebrated choreographer turned to the song “Lamentations” by his friend, recording artist Carl Hancock Rux. Drawing from West African and modern dance influences, Brown uses grounded, earthy movements to portray figures who are burdened by grief but ultimately find peace, solace, and freedom with the aid of “the angels in their corners” mentioned in Rux’s text.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.