Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
For its annual engagement, this globally renowned company presents a compilation of classics and electrifying new works.
- Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2004
- Opera House
- Approx 2 hours
- $27.00 - $62.00
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For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, January 27-February 1 in the Opera House, the company will perform several works from its classic repertory—including Revelations, Ailey's masterpiece that explores African American religious music, encompassing songs of love, struggle, and deliverance; a new production of Hymn, Artistic Director Judith Jamison's stunning, Emmy-winning tribute to Ailey; a new production of Donald McKayle's athletic masterpiece Rainbow Round My Shoulder; Ailey's Night Creature, a joyful celebration of Duke Ellington's music; Elisa Monte's sculptural, mesmerizing duet Treading; and The Winter in Lisbon, Billy Wilson's sizzling, sensuous ballet set to Dizzy Gillespie's brilliant music.
The engagement will also include the Washington premiere of new dances by some of today's most exciting, daring, and visionary choreographers: Dwight Rhoden's Bounty Verses, a contemporary ballet reflective of the nonstop pace and complexity of modern life; Jennifer Muller's passionate and high-energy Footprints; Alonzo King's Heart Song, an inventive work flavored with the sounds of original Moroccan music and vocals; and Juba, Robert Battle's modern-day interpretation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring with an abstract twist.
Co-presented by the Kennedy Center and the Washington Performing Arts Society.
January 27: Night Creature, Juba, Heart Song, Revelations
January 28 and 30: Bounty Verses, Rainbow Round My Shoulder, The Winter in Lisbon
January 29 and 31 (evening): Episodes, Hymn, Revelations
January 31 (matinee) and February 1 (matinee): Heart Song, Treading, Juba, Revelations
News and Reviews
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Review - "An Exhilarating Workout Of Ailey's Tender Side"
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