Calendar

Week of March 1, 2015

Sun, March 1

     

Public Classes

New York, NY

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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
SUB: Elizabeth Washington
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Beginner Horton
SUB: Solomon Dumas
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

Mon, March 2

   

Ailey II

Fort Collins, CO

8:00 pm

Lincoln Theatre

970-221-6730

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. 

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.

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Advanced Beginner Ballet Deborah Wingert
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zumba® Fitness at Lunchtime Karen Arceneaux
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Zumba® Fitness Melissa Carias
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Beginner Samba / Afro Brazilian Quenia Ribeiro
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Beginner West African Maguette Camara
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Advanced Beginner Sabar Babacar M’Baye
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Advanced Beginner Horton
SUB: Solomon Dumas
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Absolute Beginner Ballet Finis Jhung
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Hip-Hop TweetBoogie
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Contemporary Jazz
SUB: Lauren Cox
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Advanced Beginner Ballet
SUB: Andrew Ivan
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Masala Bhangra Workout® Sarina Jain

Tue, March 3

 

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.

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. 

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.

Ailey II

Beaver Creek, CO

7:30 pm

Vilar Performing Arts Center

970-845-8497

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.

 

Public Classes

New York, NY

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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.

 

Fri, March 6

 

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.

 

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.

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Advanced Beginner Ballet
SUB: Andrew Ivan
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zumba® Fitness at Lunchtime Samuel Salazar
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Beginner Ballet Peter Brandenhoff
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Zumba® Fitness Melissa Carias
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM SharQui - The Bellydance Workout® Sharon Zaslaw
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM West African Maguette Camara
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Contemporary Latin Jazz Fusion Sekou McMiller
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Horton Karen Arceneaux
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Power Ashtanga Yoga Irini Res
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Capoeira
SUB: Miragem (Christina Dodd)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Absolute Beginner Ballet
SUB: Andrew Ivan

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.

 

Public Classes

New York, NY

Prepay for Classes