Vespers

Ulysses Dove's Vespers
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rachael McLaren and Demetia Hopkins in Ulysses Dove's Vespers. Photo by Francette Levieux

Ulysses Dove’s bold choreographic voice and daring athleticism are embodied by the phenomenal Ailey women in Vespers, a dramatic work full of raw energy and profound grace. Mikel Rouse’s percussive score matches the dancers’ insistent drive as they propel themselves across the stage in this ballet that The Village Voice proclaimed, “astonishing…an exemplary vehicle for six Ailey women, showing off their streamlined power and how coldly they can burn.”