After performing for audiences in more than 30 U.S. cities over the past six months, Ailey II, the celebrated second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will take the stage at The Joyce Theater as part of the 1.2.3. Festival from April 13‐22.
Choreography: Judith Jamison
Restaged by Elizabeth Roxas
Music by Kimati Dinizulu and Monti Ellison
Original costumes design by Masazumi Chaya
Costumes by Andy Kay [Jamison Project]
Original lighting design by Chenault Spence
Lighting by Timothy Hunter [Jamison Project]
"The African-inspired rhythms are also Ms. Jamison’s springboard. Divining suggests an abstraction of African dance here refracted into reductive modern-dance treatment. Ms. Jamison’s perspective comes from the avant-garde, her images are streamlined, clean and striking!...Ms. Jamison knows how to make movement flow through the entire body."
-Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
This ballet is also performed in excerpt.
World Premiere, 1984- Kansas City, MO, Folly Theater
Revived, Late 1980’s- The Jamison Project
New Production, 1999- New York City, NY, City Center