Winter in Lisbon by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Untitled America

The Winter in Lisbon

Mass

Ella

  • 8pm

Only Canadian stop in 2018!

  • New York, USA
  • Robert Battle
  • Approx 120 minutes (including two intermissions)

You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. Engage your emotions when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns with a beautiful program of four works that will leave you inspired.

…fast, ferocious and playful to the max…

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Behind the Scenes Untitled America
The Making of Untitled America Part 1

Untitled America

  • Laura Mvula, Raime, Carsten Nicolai, Kris Bowers, and Traditional
  • Karen Young
  • Dan Scully
  • Sam Crawford

Featuring haunting music and raw interviews with ex-convicts and their families, this unflinching look at the impact of the prison system on African-Americans has movement that is “potent and explosive and wonderfully of the moment.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“It draws power, expressive and historical, from the work song ‘No More My Lord,’ recorded in a Southern prison in the 1940s…dancers emerge to kneel and touch the ground…so that bodies accumulate with hands clasped behind their backs as if bound. … Mr. Abraham’s vocabulary, with its rich mix of street and studio suggesting a body at war with itself, is potent and explosive and wonderfully of the moment.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The Winter in Lisbon

  • Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Fishman
  • Barbara Forbes
  • Chenault Spence

Billy Wilson’s “heartfelt tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, a riot of color and rhythm,” on the occasion of the centennial of the late, great jazz trumpeter and composer.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The Winter in Lisbon sparkled …sultry and slinky, snazzy and cool, and all-around lowdown and hot. Dancers slid and rolled through easy going pirouettes, fan kicks, and hip thrusting turns… Both sexy and fun, it showed off easy virtuosity.”

DC METRO THEATER

Mass

  • John Mackey
  • Fritz Masten
  • Burke Wilmore
  • Elisa Clark

the genesis of this work came to me while seeing Verdi’s Requiem. I found myself utterly absorbed in the intricacies of how the choir moved as a unit. I began creating the movement you will see by deconstructing the chorus

ROBERT BATTLE

Ella

  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jon Taylor
  • Burke Wilmore
  • Marlena Wolfe

Those in search of sheer bravura hijinks will find it in Ella, in which a pair of dancers try to match the manic virtuosity of Ella Fitzgerald, as heard in her mind-blowing recording of ‘Airmail Special.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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