Dance Performances - Exodus

About Exodus

Description

Acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie (Lorenzo) Harris creates a highly-anticipated world premiere that explores the idea of “exodus” – from one’s ignorance and conformity – as a necessary step toward enlightenment. Set to gospel and house music along with poetic narration, the work underscores the crucial role of action and movement in effecting change. Exemplifying his view of hip hop as a “celebration of life,” Exodus marks Harris’ latest invitation to return to spiritual basics and affirm who we are.Mr. Harris’ previous contributions to the Ailey repertory include Home (2011) and Love Stories (2004), the latter of which was a collaboration with Judith Jamison and Robert Battle. Known to mix hip- hop with Shakespeare, poetry, and gospel music, Harris has been credited with introducing the African-American dance form to a worldwide audience and revolutionizing contemporary concert dance.

"New Rennie Harris Work in Alvin Ailey Dance Season" by Michael Cooper, The New York Times

The world premiere of Exodus is made possible
with leadership support from Melinda & Paul Pressler.

Performance Schedule & Tickets

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Jul 8

Choreography

Assistant(s) to Choreographer

Millie Heckler

Music

Original compositions by Raphael Xavier. “A New Deal” by Ost & Kjex.

Costumes

Jon Taylor

Lighting

James Clotfelter

Assistant Choreographer/Rehearsal Director

Nina Flagg

First Performance

2015

Run Time

22 minutes

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When a choreographer creates a work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, it can seem that only one option exists: try to make another "Revelations."
Acclaimed hip-hop choreographer Rennie (Lorenzo) Harris creates a highly-anticipated world premiere that explores the idea of “exodus” – from one’s ignorance and conformity – as a necessary step toward enlightenment.
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