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Info Sheet - Walking Mad

Renowned Swedish choreographer Johan Inger’s Walking Mad is a riveting piece for nine dancers. The daring contemporary take on Ravel’s Boléro brings Inger’s revered choreography to the Ailey repertory for the first time. The work, which also features music by minimalist master Arvo Pärt, brings waves of emotion: first laughter, then tears.

Info Sheet - The Winter in Lisbon

Info Sheet - The Winter in Lisbon

The Winter in Lisbon is a sizzling, sensuous ballet celebrating four decades of Dizzy Gillespie’s brilliant music. Choreographed in 1992 by Billy Wilson, and restaged for the 2017 centennial of Dizzy Gillespie’s birth, the work pays tribute to Mr. Gillespie, the consummate jazz musician, creating an atmosphere in which the dancers challenge, tease and romance against a backdrop of rhythm and color.

Info Sheet - r-Evolution, Dream.

Veteran company member Hope Boykin was inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create r-Evolution, Dream., following a visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta during Ailey’s annual U.S. tour. Ailey dancers will be joined by members of Ailey II for this large ensemble work.

Info Sheet - Masekela Langage

Info Sheet - Masekela Langage

Masekela Langage, a rarely-seen Ailey masterpiece, is set in a shebeen (a South African beer house) and danced to the driving score of South African jazz composer and trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Ailey’s choreography speaks of passivity, militancy, despair and defiance in a searing portrait of oppression during the apartheid era, drawing parallels between events in South Africa and those in Chicago.

Info Sheet - Untitled America

Info Sheet - Untitled America

In the complete production of this haunting three-part suite Untitled America, MacArthur “Genius” Kyle Abraham, shines a light on the impact of the prison system on African-American families. Developed over three seasons, the work features interviews by...

Masekela Langage

Masekela Langage

Masekela Langage, a rarely-seen Ailey masterpiece, is set in a shebeen (a South African beer house) and danced to the driving score of South African jazz composer and trumpeter Hugh Masekela. Ailey’s choreography speaks of passivity, militancy, despair and defiance in a searing portrait of oppression during the apartheid era, drawing parallels between events in South Africa and those in Chicago.

Deep

Deep

Acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti returns to Ailey to create a world premiere set to the soulful music of Ibeyi, twin sisters who sing in English and Yoruba. Last at Ailey with 2008’s Festa Barocca, the newly appointed director of La Scalla Ballet is known for his seamless integration of classical and modern techniques, and has been praised for his fresh and inventive sensibility.

Vespers

Vespers

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...

Untitled America: Second Movement

In the second installment of a three-part suite to be completed this year, MacArthur “Genius” Kyle Abraham, renowned for his avant-garde aesthetic and powerhouse athleticism, continues to explore the impact of incarceration on African-Americans and their families. Fusing many facets of dance vocabulary, Abraham’s movement style is decidedly original and contains wealth of physical detail that resonates with the Ailey dancers’ trademark versatility.

Piazzolla Caldera

Piazzolla Caldera

Created in 1997, Paul Taylor’s Piazzolla Caldera is a sensual exposé of tango as reinterpreted and reimagined with modern dance. Taylor honors the tradition of tango, preserving the essence of the form in his choreography.

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