No Longer Silent

Daniel Harder and company members in Robert Battle's No Longer Silent
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Daniel Harder and company members in Robert Battle's No Longer Silent. Photo by Paul Kolnik

No Longer Silent is a large ensemble work featuring the imaginative interplay of four groups of dancers evoking a complex and mysterious ritual to Jewish composer Erwin Schulhoff’s percussive score “Ogelala.” Originally created in 2007 for The Juilliard School, Robert Battle’s alma mater, it was part of a concert of choreography that brought to life long-forgotten scores by composers whose work the Nazis had banned.

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