The male dancers at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are hardly asthmatic or middle-aged, but this past week, in a New York crowded with street protests, they only had to be tall and black to make audiences think of Eric Garner.
Created in 2006, Hofesh Shechter's critically‐acclaimed Uprising features seven men who bombard the stage with virile intensity in an exhilarating work set to a percussive score by the choreographer himself. . Utilizing a movement style that is primal and imbued with a certain high‐tension energy, and a natural ability to deal with big themes, the 38 year old Israeli‐born Shechter has risen to become one of Europe’s most sought‐after dance creators since his move to London in 2002. Uprising is the first work by Schechter to enter the Ailey repertory.