Takademe

During his first season as Artistic Director, Mr. Battle chose to bring one of his first creations to the Ailey Company, Takademe. Previously performed by Ailey II, the complex, tightly woven rhythms of Indian Kathak dance are deconstructed and abstracted in this percussive, fast-paced work.  Clear shapes and propulsive jumps mimic the vocalized rhythmic syllables of Sheila Chandra's jazzy score.