Friday, November 9, 2012

Fri, November 9

Ailey II

Beaver Creek, CO

7:30 pm

Vilar Performing Arts Center


Program subject to change.

Ailey Highlights

Ailey Highlights includes excerpts from five classic works (Blues Suite, The Lark Ascending, Hidden Rites, Isba, Escapades) choreographed by Alvin Ailey.


Choreographed in 1968 to the timeless songs of Laura Nyro, Quintet was thematically the first of its kind created by Alvin Ailey. As his biographer Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times wrote, “Quintet is in its way a small masterwork and one that differed significantly from other Ailey signature works before it."


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.