Blues Suite

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey's Blues Suite
Please Credit Photo: AAADT in Alvin Ailey's Blues Suite. Photo by Paul Kolnik

"Blood memories" of rural, Depression-era southern Texas, come to life in Blues Suite, Alvin Ailey’s hugely popular ballet that launched Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at its first performance 57 years ago. With the rumble of a train and the toll of distant bells, a cast of vividly-drawn characters from the barrelhouses and fields of Alvin Ailey’s southern childhood are summoned to dance and revel through one long, sultry night.