Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Impresses Again With A World Premiere & Stirring Classics
The legendary Alvin Ailey Dance Theater is back with its annual holiday program. The blockbuster show began with “Blue Suite,” choreographed by Ailey in 1958 when he was just 27, reflecting the black experience in a barrelhouse in southern Texas, where he hailed from. The piece reflects his memories of bawdy nights of revels. “Duet,” by Paul Taylor, followed with the beautifully simple tale of a young couple in love. “Four For,” by Robert Battle with music by Wynton Marsalis, joyfully depicts the manic energy of the pandemic lockdown era. The program ended with the iconic signature piece “Revelations” that, as always, brought down the house.
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