Four Corners

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to Lincoln Center in June 2013 after a decade absence with a world premiere by celebrated choreographer Ronald K. Brown. Four Corners, set to the music of Carl Hancock Rux, along with various artists, brings to life the vision of four angels standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds. Drawing inspiration from the lyrics of Rux’s “Lamentations,” Four Corners trails eleven dancers as they rise to seek a life of peace on the “mountaintop,a powerful and hope-filled journey of tribulation, devotion, and triumph.

Ronald K. Brown is renowned for his signature blend of modern dance and West African idioms in works that often stimulate deeper examinations of issues of spirituality, community responsibility and liberation. Four Corners was Brown’s first collaboration with the critically-acclaimed Carl Hancock Rux, but it is his fifth work set on Ailey’s extraordinary dancers, who have become known as inspiring interpreters of his unique dance storytelling. 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to Paris, Basel, five German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 – September 10. The Paris engagement (July 4 – 22) kicks off the tour, and marks the debut dance performance at La Seine Musicale, a new state of the art concert hall on an island in the Seine River, which opened in April 2017.

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