Calendar

March 2015

Wed, March 4

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Cincinnati, OH

7:30 pm

Aronoff Center for the Arts / Proctor & Gamble Hall

513-621-2787

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

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.

Thu, March 5

 

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pilates Mat Fusion Sarita Allen
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Madame Gabriela Darvash
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Zumba® Fitness Samuel Salazar
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Beginner Ballet Dawn Hillen
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Beginner West African Maguette Camara
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Hip-Hop Jonathan Lee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Advanced Beginner Ballet Finis Jhung
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Contemporary Dance
SUB: Elizabeth Washington
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Intermediate Theater Dance Vic DiMonda
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Groovefit Bellydance Jannelle Cortes
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Beginner Capoeira EXTRA
SUB: Mirlet Auguste
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM House Dance Eddie Stockton

Fri, March 6

Ailey II

Wichita, KS

Time TBD

Orpheum Theatre

316-263-0884

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

7:30 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Episodes

Ulysses Dove’s Episodes is a starkly passionate interpretation of the power struggles involved in human relationships.  Set to a sparse, percussive score by Robert Ruggieri with the choreography contained along two diagonally-lit paths, private battles between the sexes play out for all to see onstage.  Moments of tension, explosive confrontation, and unresolved longing are drawn out as duos partner with complete abandon.

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

Sat, March 7

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

2:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

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

Chicago, IL

8:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

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.

Ailey II

St. Joseph, MO

8:00 pm

Missouri Theater

816-271-4628

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues--this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Sun, March 8

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

3:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Episodes

Ulysses Dove’s Episodes is a starkly passionate interpretation of the power struggles involved in human relationships.  Set to a sparse, percussive score by Robert Ruggieri with the choreography contained along two diagonally-lit paths, private battles between the sexes play out for all to see onstage.  Moments of tension, explosive confrontation, and unresolved longing are drawn out as duos partner with complete abandon.

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

Tue, March 10

 

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

Thu, March 12

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

7:30 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

Grace

One of the most popular works in the Ailey repertory, Ronald K. Brown’s spellbinding Grace is a fervent tour-de-force depicting individuals on a journey to the promised land. 

Uprising

Created in 2006, Hofesh Shechter’s exhilarating Uprising features seven men who emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with virile intensity, bonding and sparring in a highly charged work set to a propulsive percussive score by the choreographer himself. Widely considered his breakthrough work, Uprising defined Shechter as a new rebellious voice in dance with an untouchable ability to captivate audiences and set hearts pounding.

After the Rain Pas de Deux

In Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a couple performs a haunting pas de deux set to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. The work first premiered in 2005 at New York City Ballet’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premieres. The dreamlike male-female duet has been widely praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering, and it is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own.

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

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Pilates Mat Fusion Sarita Allen
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Madame Gabriela Darvash
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Zumba® Fitness Samuel Salazar
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Beginner Ballet Dawn Hillen
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Beginner West African Maguette Camara
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Hip-Hop Jonathan Lee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Advanced Beginner Ballet Finis Jhung
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Contemporary Dance
SUB: Elizabeth Washington
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Intermediate Theater Dance Vic DiMonda
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Groovefit Bellydance Jannelle Cortes
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Beginner Capoeira EXTRA
SUB: Mirlet Auguste
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM House Dance Eddie Stockton

Fri, March 13

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

7:30 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Episodes

Ulysses Dove’s Episodes is a starkly passionate interpretation of the power struggles involved in human relationships.  Set to a sparse, percussive score by Robert Ruggieri with the choreography contained along two diagonally-lit paths, private battles between the sexes play out for all to see onstage.  Moments of tension, explosive confrontation, and unresolved longing are drawn out as duos partner with complete abandon.

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

Sat, March 14

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

2:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Episodes

Ulysses Dove’s Episodes is a starkly passionate interpretation of the power struggles involved in human relationships.  Set to a sparse, percussive score by Robert Ruggieri with the choreography contained along two diagonally-lit paths, private battles between the sexes play out for all to see onstage.  Moments of tension, explosive confrontation, and unresolved longing are drawn out as duos partner with complete abandon.

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

Chicago, IL

8:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

Program subject to change.

Grace

One of the most popular works in the Ailey repertory, Ronald K. Brown’s spellbinding Grace is a fervent tour-de-force depicting individuals on a journey to the promised land. 

Uprising

Created in 2006, Hofesh Shechter’s exhilarating Uprising features seven men who emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with virile intensity, bonding and sparring in a highly charged work set to a propulsive percussive score by the choreographer himself. Widely considered his breakthrough work, Uprising defined Shechter as a new rebellious voice in dance with an untouchable ability to captivate audiences and set hearts pounding.

After the Rain Pas de Deux

In Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a couple performs a haunting pas de deux set to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. The work first premiered in 2005 at New York City Ballet’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premieres. The dreamlike male-female duet has been widely praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering, and it is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own.

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.

Sun, March 15

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Chicago, IL

3:00 pm

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University / Sollitt Stage

312-341-2310

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

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 - 11:00 AM Zumba® Fitness Jose Ozuna
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Zumba® Fitness Jose Ozuna
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Absolute Beginner Ballet Finis Jhung
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Advanced Beginner Ballet Finis Jhung
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Beginner Hip-Hop Robin Dunn
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Beginner West African Vado Diomande
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Afro Cuban Modern Dance Noibis Licea
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Beginner Contemporary Jazz Slam
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Beginner Horton
SUB: Fernando Carillo
and
SUB: Fernando Carillo
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Samba/Afro-Brazilian Quenia Ribeiro
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM Power Ashtanga Yoga Irini Res

Tue, March 17

Ailey II

New York, NY

7:30 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Virtues

Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work,  set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge.

Wed, March 18

Ailey II

New York, NY

7:30 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Thu, March 19

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Detroit, MI

7:30 pm

Detroit Opera House

313-237-7464

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

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.

Ailey II

New York, NY

8:00 pm

The Joyce Theater

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Virtues

Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work,  set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge.

Fri, March 20

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Detroit, MI

7:30 pm

Detroit Opera House

313-237-7464

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

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.

Ailey II

New York, NY

8:00 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Sat, March 21

Ailey II

New York, NY

2:00 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Detroit, MI

2:30 pm

Detroit Opera House

313-237-7464

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.

After the Rain Pas de Deux

In Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a couple performs a haunting pas de deux set to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. The work first premiered in 2005 at New York City Ballet’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premieres. The dreamlike male-female duet has been widely praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering, and it is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own.

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

Detroit, MI

7:30 pm

Detroit Opera House

313-237-7464

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

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.

Ailey II

New York, NY

8:00 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Virtues

Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work,  set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge.

Sun, March 22

Ailey II

New York, NY

2:00 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Virtues

Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work,  set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Detroit, MI

2:30 pm

Detroit Opera House

313-237-7464

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.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

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.

Ailey II

New York, NY

7:30 pm

The Joyce Theater

212-242-0800

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

Tue, March 24

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Hartford, CT

7:30 pm

The Bushnell / William T. Mortensen Hall

860-987-5900

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.

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.

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.

Wed, March 25

Ailey II

Gettysburg, PA

7:30 pm

The Majestic Theater

717-337-8200

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues--this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Thu, March 26

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Boston, MA

7:30 pm

Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre

800-982-2787

Program subject to change.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Uprising

Created in 2006, Hofesh Shechter’s exhilarating Uprising features seven men who emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with virile intensity, bonding and sparring in a highly charged work set to a propulsive percussive score by the choreographer himself. Widely considered his breakthrough work, Uprising defined Shechter as a new rebellious voice in dance with an untouchable ability to captivate audiences and set hearts pounding.

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.

Fri, March 27

Ailey II

Conway, SC

7:30 pm

Wheelwright Auditorium

843-349-2502

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

breakthrough

Manuel Vignoulle’s diverse international background, first as a dancer and now as a choreographer, informs his creative approach — drawing on both the introspective, conceptual world of European modernism and the more outwardly expressive culture of American dance.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues--this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Boston, MA

8:00 pm

Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre

800-982-2787

Program subject to change.

Night Creature

Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature is a bubbly champagne cocktail of a dance, a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music.  At once wistful and sassy, it beckons viewers into a nocturnal world populated by jazz babies and night owls.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

After the Rain Pas de Deux

In Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a couple performs a haunting pas de deux set to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. The work first premiered in 2005 at New York City Ballet’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premieres. The dreamlike male-female duet has been widely praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering, and it is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own.

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.

Sat, March 28

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Boston, MA

2:00 pm

Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre

800-982-2787

Program subject to change.

Night Creature

Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature is a bubbly champagne cocktail of a dance, a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music.  At once wistful and sassy, it beckons viewers into a nocturnal world populated by jazz babies and night owls.

Awassa Astrige/Ostrich

With arms flapping like wings, torso rippling and head held high, a warrior is transformed into the proud, powerful ostrich ­— the king of birds.  Sierra Leone-born choreographer Dafora blended his vision of a traditional African dance with Western staging in this groundbreaking 1932 solo set to Carl Riley’s score of African drumming and flute.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

After the Rain Pas de Deux

In Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a couple performs a haunting pas de deux set to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel. The work first premiered in 2005 at New York City Ballet’s annual New Combinations Evening, which honors the anniversary of George Balanchine’s birth with world premieres. The dreamlike male-female duet has been widely praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering, and it is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own.

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.

Ailey II

Madison, GA

7:30 pm

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center

706-342-4743

Program subject to change.

Hissy Fits

Dwight Rhoden, the former Ailey star turned renowned choreographer, "knows how to dazzle our eyes and quicken our pulses” (Village Voice). But in this 2006 contemporary ballet, he went beyond mere virtuosic movement to depict the sometimes tumultuous and ambivalent nature of human relationships. J.S. Bach’s piano music provides a powerful backdrop to the high-voltage interplay of five couples, each of whom feels the ripple effect of a series of ‘hissy fits,’ or uncontrollable emotional impulses, that reverberate in this work.

Wings

What if there were angels moving among us on earth? Rising choreographer Jennifer Archibald explores this intriguing possibility in her work, Wings -- an unabashedly emotional portrayal of interactions between angels and humans. Set to an ambient score by veteran dance composer Michael Wall, Archibald’s movement is ferocious yet vulnerable, showcasing both the dancers’ athletic prowess and raw honesty.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues--this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Boston, MA

8:00 pm

Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre

800-982-2787

Program subject to change.

Bad Blood

In Bad Blood, emotional passion and kinetic energy encapsulate the powerful yet extremely tender war between the sexes, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with a daredevil display.

Uprising

Created in 2006, Hofesh Shechter’s exhilarating Uprising features seven men who emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with virile intensity, bonding and sparring in a highly charged work set to a propulsive percussive score by the choreographer himself. Widely considered his breakthrough work, Uprising defined Shechter as a new rebellious voice in dance with an untouchable ability to captivate audiences and set hearts pounding.

ODETTA

Odetta Holmes – one of the most influential singers of the 20th century – is rediscovered as renowned Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing marries soul-stirring movement to songs by the artist anointed “the queen of American folk music” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sun, March 29

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Boston, MA

3:00 pm

Citi Performing Arts Center / Wang Theatre

800-982-2787

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.

The Pleasure of the Lesson

Award-winning choreographer Robert Moses’ first work for the Ailey company brings arresting visuals, a seductive score and sensual movement for ten dancers. His choreography has been described by The Huffington Post as “a visually delicious beast that never comes short of dazzling the senses.”

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

Mon, March 30

Ailey II

Harrisonburg, VA

8:00 pm

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

540-568-6211

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Virtues

Amy Hall Garner is emerging as one of America's most diverse creative talents, with a career that spans from Broadway to ballet. In her work,  set to a vibrant score by Karl Jenkins, Garner delivers high energy with a sophisticated edge.

Tue, March 31

Ailey II

Harrisonburg, VA

8:00 pm

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

540-568-6211

Program subject to change.

The External Knot

This modern work by Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell follows the journey of a young man and his internal battle to assert his independence from others.  A fluid series of solos, duets, and ensemble sections build to a climax with transporting music by Philip Glass and Robert Schumann. 

Cuore Sott’olio

In Polish choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska’s Cuore Sott’olio (“heart submerged in oil”), a female figure tumbles through the memories of past relationships in a fusion of folk dance and contemporary movement.

Revelations

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues--this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.