After the Rain Pas de Deux

Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain Pas de Deux
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Akua Noni Parker and Jamar Roberts in Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain Pas de Deux. Photo by Paul Kolnik. 


Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon 
Music:  Arvo Pärt 

An instant hit at New York City Ballet in 2005, Christopher Wheeldon’s dreamlike duet – praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering – is revealed in a fresh light as the Ailey dancers make it their own. Set to music by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, the sensual malefemale pas de deux has resonated deeply with audiences and will be the first work by Christopher Wheeldon to enter the Ailey repertory. Dance Magazine described After the Rain as “an intelligently, masterfully choreographed ballet that strikes an emotional chord. The still point at the heart of the work lingers long after the curtain has descended.” 


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