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The movement of today
For Four by Robert Battle
Take four amazing Ailey dancers and add in Wynton Marsalis’ delicious jazz score – written in 4/4 time – and you’ll understand why Robert Battle cheekily titled this exuberant short work For Four. Capturing the pent-up energy of a world cooped up during the pandemic, Battle expresses the drive to perform and the electricity of dancers coming together to create.
Unfold by Robert Battle
Artistic Director Robert Battle’s sensuous, swirling duet evokes the tenderness and ecstasy in Gustave Charpentier’s aria. With its fluid grace, this gem exemplifies the choreographer’s skill for nuanced gesture and vivid imagery.
In a Sentimental Mood by Jamar Roberts
An intimate scene from the domestic life of a couple becomes an exploration of love and desire in Jamar Roberts’ world premiere. Using an original composition by Duke Ellington and four jazz standards that are given an avant-garde twist by composer Rafiq Bhatia, Roberts bridges the past and present, making these musical classics freshly relevant and timely.
Are You In Your Feelings by Kyle Abraham
Acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham’s newest work is a celebration of Black culture, Black music, and the youthful spirit that perseveres in us all. Scored to a “mixtape” of soul, hip-hop, and R&B, it highlights the bridge between music, communication, and personal memory.
Alone and collectively, these are songs that narrate the ups and downs of getting together and breaking up
THE NEW YORK TIMES on Are You in Your Feelings?
[Image description] A group of twelve men and women, mostly people of colour, all reaching up with their right arms, palms flat as if to indicate the command to stop. Their faces are resolute. They wear loose trousers in amethyst, pink and turquoise, with cropped vests.
Kindly supported by Blavatnik Family Foundation.