Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Chicago
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The last date listed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was Friday May 20, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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Known as "the company of firsts," Joffrey Ballet was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to have a major motion picture based on them (Robert Altman's The Company). Experience this must-see dance company's innovative dance work live as they present Stories in Motion, a trio of works from three exciting contemporary choreographers. Works include Balanchine's Prodigal Son, based on the biblical tale of sin and redemption from one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Antony Tudor's masterpiece Lilac Garden explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman who's trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves. Stories in Motion also features the Joffrey premiere of RAkU, in which Ukranian-born choreographer Yuri Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Learn More
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Photo by Andrew Eccles. Linda Celeste Sims. Body art by Dante Baylor.
May 18, 2011: Anointed, The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, The Hunt, (Film), Revelations
May 19, 2011: Night Creature, In/Side, Forgotten Time, (Film), Revelations
Anointed (2010) Former Ailey company member Christopher L. Huggins makes his first contribution to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s repertory with a new creation using music by Moby and Sean Clements and celebrating the Company’s past, present and future.
The Evolution of a Secured Feminine (2007) The female soloist in Camille A. Brown’s witty portrait veers between uncertainty and carefree confidence to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson. Using fast footwork and taut gestures, she explores the notions of femininity with humor, candor and impeccable timing. This is the first time the solo will be performed by anyone other than the choreographer.
Forgotten Time (1989) Judith Jamison’s quietly uplifting work, the haunting, otherworldly sounds of Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares channels 12 dancers on a journey through ancient rituals of love and tribal rites of passage. Moments of complex partnering, dramatic imagery and breathtaking stillness are part of a sophisticated choreographic structure that evokes deep emotions and echoes with universal significance.
The Hunt (2001) Artistic director designate Robert Battle’s athletic work for six men reveals the predatory side of human nature and the primitive thrill of the hunt. A thundering percussion soundtrack by Les Tambours du Bronx drives the explosive movement that runs the gamut from modern sports to the rituals of the gladiators. This is Mr. Battle’s sixth work for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
In/Side (2008) Choreographed by Robert Battle, the vivid emotions of Nina Simone’s “Wild is the Wind” play out in gripping male solo. Battle’s bold, unrestrained signature style is evinced in this visceral cry of pure physicality.
Night Creature (1974) is the definitive Ailey homage to the exuberance of Duke Ellington’s jazz. One of Ailey’s most classically choreographed ballets, it depicts a series of sexy nocturnal rituals that propel the movement toward a fast-paced, cathartic climax.
Revelations (1960) Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece, this enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African-American religious music-spirituals—this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.
Short film with historic performance interviews with Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison, the film introduces all Revelations performances. Directed by Judy Kinberg, winner of 7 Emmy Awards