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3486 Star Starred
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
at Main St 2 Southbridge Street Worcester, MA 01608
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from David Kimball

The dancing was spectacular. Perpetual motion. I loved that they were real people dancing with with people (as opposed to other dance groups where they are very inpersonal in their dancing). And the music was moving. If that didn't move you,...continued

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Review from Jacob Handelman

What a gift.

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Quotes & Highlights

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One of the world’s favorite dance companies returns to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the globe to their feet night after night. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. Discover for yourself what millions of fans already know – you don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it.


Suite Otis

Choreographer: George Faison

Otis Redding’s sassy, sizzling music sets the stage for George Faison’s playful battle of the sexes. The yearning sensuality of such timeless songs as… “Satisfaction,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and other favorites bursts through this sexy, charming and witty suite.


Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey choreographed his stupendous signature solo _Cry _as a birthday present for his dignified mother, Mrs. Lula Cooper, and created the dance on… his stunning muse, Judith Jamison. Mrs. Cooper, Ms. Jamison and Carmen de Lavallade could be considered the archetypal Ailey woman – a role that has been passed on to all the women in the Ailey ranks to whom Ms. Jamison has taught this solo.


*_The Hunt

_Choreographer: Robert Battle


  • 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 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

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.

_The program is current at time of publication, but is subject to change.


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