Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Artistic Director: Judith Jamison
Choreography: Ronald K. Brown
Ronald K. Brown pays tribute to Judith Jamison’s profound influence with a new work that echoes the title of Jamison’s autobiography. Set to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis and War, Brown’s evocative choreography uses movement from Cuba, Brazil and the United States to conjure dancing spirits who embody Jamison’s elegance, vision, dignity and generosity.
Choreography: George Faison
Otis Redding’s sassy, sizzling music sets the stage for George Faison’s playful battle of the sexes. The yearning sensuality of such timeless songs as “Satisfaction,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and other favorites bursts through this sexy, charming and witty suite.
Robert Battle’s sensuous, swirling duet evokes the tenderness and ecstasy in Gustave Charpentier’s aria, sung by the exquisite diva Leontyne Price. With its fluid grace, this gem exemplifies the choreographer’s skill for nuanced gesture and vivid imagery.
Choreography: Mauro Bigonzetti
Choreography: Robert Battle
The vivid emotions of Nina Simone singing “Wild is the Wind” play out in Robert Battle’s gripping solo. The bold, unrestrained style that has become his signature is evinced in this visceral cry of pure physicality.
Tues 26.10.10 (20:00), Thu 28.10.10 (20:00), Fri 29.10.10 (13:00), Sat 30.10.10 (21:00)
Ticket Prices: 179/236/289/319/349 Nis