Calendar

Week of December 2, 2012

Sun, December 2

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

3:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
Program subject to change.

Arden Court

Ailey honors the modern dance tradition with Arden Court, a bucolic masterpiece by Paul Taylor.  It is the first work by this illustrious dance master to enter the Ailey repertory. Set to a series of excerpted symphonies by baroque composer William Boyce, Arden Court allows for the Ailey dancers to be at once both playful and majestic. 

Takademe

The complex, tightly woven rhythms of Indian Kathak dance are deconstructed and abstracted in this percussive, fast-paced work.

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 with an Expanded Cast of 50

An expanded cast of 50 dancers fills the stage and theater aisles at select performances.  Embracing the full spectrum of the Ailey family, the first company is joined by dancers from Ailey II and selected students from The Ailey School in Alvin Ailey's signature masterpiece.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

7:30 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
Program subject to change.

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.

From Before

Jamaican-born choreographer Garth Fagan – a Tony Award winner for The Lion King – expertly distills the dance traditions of his heritage to display movement in its purest form.  In this ensemble work, undulating torsos move independently of gyrating hips, and arms and legs cut through space with an arresting display of strength.  Tableau-like moments of stillness are juxtaposed against fiery solos.

Minus 16

Featuring an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, techno to traditional Israeli music, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s acclaimed “Gaga” method, a unique movement language that breaks down old habits, pushing the dancers to challenge themselves in new ways.  

 

Tue, December 4

   

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

7:30 pm

Running Time: 2 hours 15 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
Program subject to change.

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.

Minus 16

Featuring an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, techno to traditional Israeli music, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s acclaimed “Gaga” method, a unique movement language that breaks down old habits, pushing the dancers to challenge themselves in new ways.  

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, December 5

   

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

7:30 pm

Running Time: 2 hours 5 min
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
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.

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.

Another Night

Kyle Abraham, one of the most in-demand young choreographers today, presents a richly inventive contemporary jazz piece that showcases the artistry and versatility of the Ailey dancers.  Another Night was inspired by the legendary drummer Art Blakey’s interpretation of the jazz classic “A Night In Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie.

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

Thu, December 6

     

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

8:00 pm

Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
All Ailey
Program subject to change.

Ailey Classics

Ailey Classics features excerpts from classics works by Alvin Ailey, as well as a performance of his masterpiece, Revelations, in its entirety.

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

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Zumba® Fitness Samuel Salazar
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
Pofina Vereysuk
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Intermediate Theater Dance Vic DiMonda
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Beginner Capoeira EXTRA Tiba Vieira
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM House Dance
Sekou

Fri, December 7

     

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

8:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
Program subject to change.

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.

Petite Mort

Visual surprises abound in this tantalizing contemporary ballet, which blends a classical sensibility with a bold, modern wit.  The choreography includes six men, six women, and six fencing foils.

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, December 8

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

2:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
Family Matinee
Program subject to change.

Another Night

Kyle Abraham, one of the most in-demand young choreographers today, presents a richly inventive contemporary jazz piece that showcases the artistry and versatility of the Ailey dancers.  Another Night was inspired by the legendary drummer Art Blakey’s interpretation of the jazz classic “A Night In Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie.

Takademe

The complex, tightly woven rhythms of Indian Kathak dance are deconstructed and abstracted in this percussive, fast-paced work.

Petite Mort

Visual surprises abound in this tantalizing contemporary ballet, which blends a classical sensibility with a bold, modern wit.  The choreography includes six men, six women, and six fencing foils.

Revelations with an Expanded Cast of 50

An expanded cast of 50 dancers fills the stage and theater aisles at select performances.  Embracing the full spectrum of the Ailey family, the first company is joined by dancers from Ailey II and selected students from The Ailey School in Alvin Ailey's signature masterpiece.

   

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York, NY

8:00 pm

Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins
New York City Center

212-581-1212

Casting
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.

Petite Mort

Visual surprises abound in this tantalizing contemporary ballet, which blends a classical sensibility with a bold, modern wit.  The choreography includes six men, six women, and six fencing foils.

Minus 16

Featuring an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, techno to traditional Israeli music, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 uses improvisation and Naharin’s acclaimed “Gaga” method, a unique movement language that breaks down old habits, pushing the dancers to challenge themselves in new ways.