Alvin Ailey's Quintet

Choreography: Alvin Ailey

Production Credits:
Restaged by Linda Kent, Michelle Murray, Renee Rose and Sylvia Waters
*Music by Laura Nyro
Original costume design by Matthew Cameron
Costume design by Jose Coronado
Lighting design by Nicola Cernovitch
Quintet is in its way a small masterwork and one that differed significantly from other Ailey signature works before it. Like Reflections in D, the piece was an imaginative and sensitive reading of its score, and it offered yet more proof of Alvin's distinctive gift for blending serious choreography and themes with affectionate teasing of his characters. In the new piece, however, Alvin explored for the first time the private being behind a highly public face, a subject he would return to repeatedly."
- Jennifer Dunning, Alvin Ailey: A Life In Dance
"…these five Quintet women… communicated overlapping exultation and sadness with astonishing authority."
- Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

New York Premiere, 1968

*Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.

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