Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Segerstrom Hall
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The last date listed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was Friday March 28, 2014 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
- Full Price:
- $39.00 - $89.00
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- $25.00 - $59.00
Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Program A (Thursday, March 27, 7:30pm. / Friday, March 28, 7:30pm)
Chroma (2006) | First time performed by the Company on the West Coast *
C__horeographed by Wayne McGregor **
The groundbreaking British choreographer’s contemporary ballet is full of sensory surprises: sumptuous movement, a driving score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes, and a luminous set by minimalist architect John Pawson. The New York Observer wrote: “With new additions to the repertory, Robert Battle’s company looks to the future. Wayne McGregor’s Chroma was a standout.” **__
D-Man in the Waters (Part I) __**(1989, revised 1998) | First time performed by the Company on the West Coast **
Choreographed by Bill T. Jones**
“It is as if Mr. Jones’ movement invention had simply poured out of him.” In this exhilarating work by Kennedy Center Honoree, MacArthur Grant awardee and Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Fela!, Spring Awakening_), rigorous formalism and musicality embody resilience and triumph over loss. The piece captures the infectious energy, innocence and will to survive of a beleaguered generation, and though it deals with sorrow, it maintains a defiantly celebratory tone. **_
Revelations (1960) *
C__****horeographed by Alvin Ailey **
This season celebrates five decades of Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, Revelations, an American classic called a must-see for all people. 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 religious music –spirituals – this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.