Calendar

Week of April 3, 2011

Sun, April 3

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Berkeley, CA

3:00 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 10 mins
Zellerbach Hall

510-642-9988

Program subject to change.

Anointed

Former Ailey company member Christopher L. Huggins makes his first contribution to the repertory with a new piece set to music by Moby and Sean Clements.

Cry

Alvin Ailey choreographed his signature solo Cry as a birthday present for his dignified mother, and created the dance on his stunning muse, Judith Jamison.

The Hunt

Robert Battle’s The Hunt is a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel fueled by a thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx. Perhaps Battle’s most popular work, it explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators.

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, April 4

       

Tue, April 5

     

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Davis, CA

8:00 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 mins
Mondavi Center

530-754-2787

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.

The Evolution of a Secured Feminine

Brown’s signature solo, set for the first time as a trio for other dancers, explores notions of femininity with humor and candor.

Vespers

Ulysses Dove's bold choreographic voice and daring athleticism are embodied by the phenomenal Ailey women in Vespers, a dramatic work full of raw energy and profound grace.

The Hunt

Robert Battle’s The Hunt is a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel fueled by a thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx. Perhaps Battle’s most popular work, it explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators.

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, April 6

     

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Davis, CA

8:00 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 mins
Mondavi Center

530-754-2787

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.

The Evolution of a Secured Feminine

Brown’s signature solo, set for the first time as a trio for other dancers, explores notions of femininity with humor and candor.

Vespers

Ulysses Dove's bold choreographic voice and daring athleticism are embodied by the phenomenal Ailey women in Vespers, a dramatic work full of raw energy and profound grace.

The Hunt

Robert Battle’s The Hunt is a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel fueled by a thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx. Perhaps Battle’s most popular work, it explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators.

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 Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

Proximity

Carlos dos Santos’ new ballet explores the dynamics of relationships between four strangers and the natural energetic shifts and differences between them.

Doscongio

A solo set to two movements of Chopin's Sonata for cello and piano (op. 65), Doscongio is both fiercely focused and relaxed.

The Corner

Set to music by Donny Hathaway, Frederic Chopin, and rapper Common, Kyle Abraham’s The Corner blends contemporary hip-hop and post-modern movement with several nods to classical ballet, dramatically depicting an urban social interaction that recreates life on ‘the corner.’

Shards

Donald Byrd’s Shards is a skillfully crafted work, which showcases his eclectic and complex choreography. Set to music by Mio Morales, Byrd expertly combines passion and formality in this ballet, creating the perfect vehicle for the stunning Ailey II dancers.

Thu, April 7

     

Ailey II

New York, NY

8:00 pm

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

Echoes

Thang Dao’s Echoes began as a haunting depiction of the choreographer’s memories of life in Vietnam and his migration to America. This poignant ballet has grown into a deeply moving reverie that transcends personal history.

Valse

With an intense physicality the work is rich with lush, spiraling duets that move seamlessly throughout the piece.

Shards

Donald Byrd’s Shards is a skillfully crafted work, which showcases his eclectic and complex choreography. Set to music by Mio Morales, Byrd expertly combines passion and formality in this ballet, creating the perfect vehicle for the stunning Ailey II dancers.

Fri, April 8

   

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Los Angeles, CA

7:30 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

213-972-7211

Program subject to change.

Anointed

Former Ailey company member Christopher L. Huggins makes his first contribution to the repertory with a new piece set to music by Moby and Sean Clements.

The Evolution of a Secured Feminine

Brown’s signature solo, set for the first time as a trio for other dancers, explores notions of femininity with humor and candor.

The Hunt

Robert Battle’s The Hunt is a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel fueled by a thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx. Perhaps Battle’s most popular work, it explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators.

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 Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

Proximity

Carlos dos Santos’ new ballet explores the dynamics of relationships between four strangers and the natural energetic shifts and differences between them.

Doscongio

A solo set to two movements of Chopin's Sonata for cello and piano (op. 65), Doscongio is both fiercely focused and relaxed.

The Corner

Set to music by Donny Hathaway, Frederic Chopin, and rapper Common, Kyle Abraham’s The Corner blends contemporary hip-hop and post-modern movement with several nods to classical ballet, dramatically depicting an urban social interaction that recreates life on ‘the corner.’

Shards

Donald Byrd’s Shards is a skillfully crafted work, which showcases his eclectic and complex choreography. Set to music by Mio Morales, Byrd expertly combines passion and formality in this ballet, creating the perfect vehicle for the stunning Ailey II dancers.

Sat, April 9

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Los Angeles, CA

2:00 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

213-972-7211

Program subject to change.

Anointed

Former Ailey company member Christopher L. Huggins makes his first contribution to the repertory with a new piece set to music by Moby and Sean Clements.

The Evolution of a Secured Feminine

Brown’s signature solo, set for the first time as a trio for other dancers, explores notions of femininity with humor and candor.

The Hunt

Robert Battle’s The Hunt is a primal ritual with a distinctly urban feel fueled by a thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx. Perhaps Battle’s most popular work, it explores the relationship between modern sports and the rites of the gladiators.

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

3:00 pm

The Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

Proximity

Carlos dos Santos’ new ballet explores the dynamics of relationships between four strangers and the natural energetic shifts and differences between them.

Doscongio

A solo set to two movements of Chopin's Sonata for cello and piano (op. 65), Doscongio is both fiercely focused and relaxed.

The Corner

Set to music by Donny Hathaway, Frederic Chopin, and rapper Common, Kyle Abraham’s The Corner blends contemporary hip-hop and post-modern movement with several nods to classical ballet, dramatically depicting an urban social interaction that recreates life on ‘the corner.’

Shards

Donald Byrd’s Shards is a skillfully crafted work, which showcases his eclectic and complex choreography. Set to music by Mio Morales, Byrd expertly combines passion and formality in this ballet, creating the perfect vehicle for the stunning Ailey II dancers.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Los Angeles, CA

7:30 pm

Running Time: Approx. 2 hours 15 mins
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion

213-972-7211

Program subject to change.

Memoria

Alvin Ailey’s Memoria is a deeply personal work and one of his most affecting.  Mr. Ailey said that nearly all of his dances had some basis in a relationship, feeling or event that he experienced.  In the case of Memoria, choreographed in 1979, his motivation was the death of his dear friend and colleague, Joyce Trisler.

Three Black Kings

Sophisticated, lush and alluring, Ellington’s music became part of a legendary collaboration with Alvin Ailey and left an indelible mark on American dance.

Cry

Alvin Ailey choreographed his signature solo Cry as a birthday present for his dignified mother, and created the dance on his stunning muse, Judith Jamison.

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 Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

Echoes

Thang Dao’s Echoes began as a haunting depiction of the choreographer’s memories of life in Vietnam and his migration to America. This poignant ballet has grown into a deeply moving reverie that transcends personal history.

Valse

With an intense physicality the work is rich with lush, spiraling duets that move seamlessly throughout the piece.

Shards

Donald Byrd’s Shards is a skillfully crafted work, which showcases his eclectic and complex choreography. Set to music by Mio Morales, Byrd expertly combines passion and formality in this ballet, creating the perfect vehicle for the stunning Ailey II dancers.