Hybrid "Blues Suite" Workshop
with Sarita Allen
Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 2:00-3:30pm ET
Please note that this workshop will take place at the Ailey Studios in-person but is also available to stream for an online workshop fee.
Join world-renowned dancer, former Ailey Company member, and Extension instructor, Sarita Allen for a special workshop learning the choreography from Alvin Ailey’s Blues Suite.
Blues Suite is often documented as Mr. Ailey’s first masterpiece, where he had found his own miraculous voice as a creative artist presenting real people on the concert dance stage, defining his choreographic genius. As Jennifer Dunning wrote in her book Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance, "[Blues Suite] is set in a 'sporting house.' The characters are the men and women who frequent the place, drinking, dancing, and flirting to the music of the blues over the course of a night that ends with the early morning sounds of a train and church bells."