A Case of You (2005)
Choreography by Judith Jamison
Music by Joni Mitchell; Performed by Diana Krall
This is a very romantic duo dance. The woman wears a fantastic red dress. At one point, she runs up the man and jumps up onto this thighs in an impressive move. It is full of emotion. The piece starts with about a minute of no music. This may work well in other venues, but in the large Auditorium Theatre in the middle of winter, the sound of coughing is the soundtrack.
Choreography by Lar Lubovitch
Music by Maurice Ravel
Alvin Ailey has another piece that also uses Ravel’s Bolero, Walking Mad (2016). This other piece matched the playful sound of the music much better than this one. This dance was athletic and strong, a complete mismatch with the music that resulted in a mixed experience.
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.
This program will be repeated on Sunday at 3pm. The other performances will include different dances.
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Cost of a ticket: $140 (Back Orchestra)
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