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.
A pulsing gospel house music score by Dennis Ferrer and Raphael Xavier propels the Company through intricate footwork and rapidly-evolving patterns. During the creation of Home, Artistic Director Robert Battle praised Harris’ contemporary vision, noting that “he is bringing a unique perceptive to stories that absolutely have to be told, and that ought to be realized in a dance vocabulary that comes from a new generation.”
The world premiere of Home took place at New York City Center on December 1, 2011 -- World AIDS Day and a date that holds great significance to the Ailey organization, as it is the day that founder Alvin Ailey died from the disease in 1989.
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