Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Following its world-premiere engagement in Dublin, with sold-out runs in both Ireland and China, Heartbeat of Home will stop at the Oriental Theatre as part of its first North American tour. Created by the producers and director of Riverdance, this high-octane extravaganza features components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. Thirty-seven hand-picked dancers from around the world come together for a performance that the Irish Independent calls "a mix of foreplay, seduction and simulation." And it's all backed by a live 10-piece band playing music by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. Learn More
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This event was awesome! I have always wanted to see this dance theater perform. I was ecstatic when I saw it here on Gold Star. We sat in the first balcony and it was still a good view though the floor may have been better. But it was worth it. The dancers were awesome. The pieces they performed were breath taking. I hope this opportunity comes up again so I can take my daughter.
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2010 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Program Information
Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30pm: Uptown, Dancing Spirit, Revelations
Thursday, March 25 at 7:30pm: Best of 20 Years, Revelations
About the Programs
Take a vibrant tour through the Harlem Renaissance era in all its boisterous, swinging glory. In this new ballet by the magnificent 18-year Company veteran Matthew Rushing, legends such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Josephine Baker and their contemporaries come alive to the music of Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, and more.
Ronald K. Brown pays tribute to Judith Jamison’s profound influence with a new work that echoes the title of Jamison’s autobiography. Set to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis and War, Brown’s evocative choreography uses movement from Cuba, Brazil and the United States to conjure dancing spirits who embody Jamison’s elegance, vision, dignity and generosity.
Alvin Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American -- ”sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African-American traditional spirituals, this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.
Best of 20 Years
Over the last twenty years, Judith Jamison has commissioned or revived nearly 100 works, providing unparalleled opportunities for choreographers both renowned and newly discovered. This season, a “Best Of 20 Years” program features highlights from popular ballets she has brought to or revived in the Ailey repertory, representing a wide range of styles and voices that have contributed to the Ailey canon.