Alvin Ailey Back On Tour with new productions
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is back on tour and here in Atlanta until February 14, 2016. It’s not to late to get tickets and if you haven’t already gotten a gift or decided how to celebrate… what an awesome gift idea for your Valentine.
Sunday’s performance is at 3pm and is perfect for the entire family.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Matthew Rushing and Linda Celeste Sims in Ronald K. Brown’s Open Door. Photo by Paul Kolnik
Check out the Sunday’s performance line up:
Open Door, Ronald K. Brown’s sixth Ailey world premiere, driven by the music of Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Ronald K. Brown is renowned for his signature blend of modern dance and West African idioms in works that often lead into deeper examinations of issues of spirituality, community responsibility, and liberation.The title Open Door hints at the power of dance and music in opening pathways to culture and compassion.
A new production of Cry, the physically and emotionally demanding solo created on Judith Jamison in 1971. It was a birthday present for Alvin Ailey’s mother and is dedicated to “all black women everywhere – especially our mothers.”
Awakening, Robert Battle’s first world premiere since becoming Artistic Director, featuring a dozen dancers on a cathartic journey accompanied by the complex orchestral music of composer John Mackey.
And just like all the other Atlanta Alvin Ailey performances the finale will be, Alvin Ailey’s signature must-see American classic, Revelations.
Revelations is always a crowd pleaser,but I must say my favorite piece this time around was Open Door. The music was so upbeat and the extraordinary dancers really brought the story to life.
Have you had a chance to see any of the new productions? If so leave me a comment telling me which was your favorite. If not what are you waiting for , get your ticket today.