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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sun, April 22

Ailey II

New York, NY

3:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
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.

Boulevard

Company Premiere
This dynamic piece by choreographer Mina Yoo references a familiar neighborhood on the “boulevard” where young people of various cultures and backgrounds interact.

Reference Point

World Premiere
Artistic Director Troy Powell delivers a cutting-edge piece that combines ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance set to music by Mio Morales.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Burlington, VT

7:00 pm

Running Time: 2 hours
Flynn Center

802-863-5966

Casting
Program subject to change.

Streams

Streams is an abstract exploration of bodies in space, danced to a percussion score by Miloslav Kabelac. This standout work was Alvin Ailey’s first full-length dance without a plot. A great success when it premiered in 1970, it was brought back into the active repertory in 2011 during Robert Battle’s inaugural season as artistic director, in homage to Ailey’s legacy and artistry.

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.

Home

Home, choreographed by bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, is inspired by the stories of people living with or affected by HIV.  Drawing upon poems and images submitted in 2011 to the Fight HIV Your Way contest, an initiative of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Harris created a compelling work that conveys both the chilling isolation and uplifting sense of community many experience.

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

7:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 42 mins
The Ailey Citigroup Theater

866-811-4111

Program subject to change.

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.’

The Legacy of Inheritance

World Premiere
Paired with music by Zoe Keating and Stars of the Lid, Stefanie Batten Bland’s The Legacy of Inheritance fuses European and American styles into a contemplative exploration of bodies in motion alongside the powers of nature.

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.