Excellent! Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at The Auditorium Theatre (March 8, 2018)

Stack-Up (1982)

Choreography by Talley Beatty

With a song like “Faces” by Earth, Wind & Fire, it has to be a fun piece. And Alvin Ailey does not disappoint. It’s incredibly lively and vibrant with dancers in bright and colorful outfits dancing all over the stage with giant smiles on their faces. It’s like being in a 70’s dance club, disco ball, and all! There is even the guy who took way too many drugs bumbling around the stage. This is a great piece to open up the night.

 

Victoria (2017)

Choreography: Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

This is a very artistic piece. The staging is all black and white. The music is eerie. Dance can be a very abstract art, and this is the case here. It’s good to see this dance company continuing to experiment.

AAADT in Gustavo Ramirez Sansano's Victoria, photo by Christopher Duggan.

Victoria Choreography by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik studio@paulkolnik.com nyc 212-362-7778

 

Revelations (1960)

Choreography by Alvin Ailey

 

This is a full company piece that is met with a loud applause right when it starts. It’s gospel music that plays which gives the piece a religious feel. It’s happy, sad, and beautiful. Since its premiere, it has been performed continuously around the globe and it has become the most widely seen modern dance piece in the world.

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Quinn Delaney

See our review of Alvin Ailey from last year!

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