11-15/09 @ Megaron: The legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater starts its 60 years anniversary
60 years Alvin Ailey | 11-15/09 - 21.00 / 12&15/09 - 16.30 - Megaron
Two different music programs with music of the jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington The first program 9th -11th, 12th, 14th and 15th of September, 9pm - includes The Winter in Lisbon by Billy Wilson , a rhythmic and colorful celebration of the great Dizzy Gillespie , Members Do not Get Weary - World Premiere choreographed by Jamar Roberts , dancer of the band since 2002, in the music of legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane , 50 years after his death, Ella Fitzgerald 's Ella duel Ella in Ella Fitzgerald's music; September, 4:30 pm and September 13, 9 pm - we will enjoy the creation of Alvin Ailey 's Night's Creature (1975), a dazzling jazz legend of jazz music, Duke Ellington , the exciting solo of Robert Battle In / Side , highlighting her music Nina Simone and the spiritually-charged Four Corners of her favorite choreographer Ronald K. Brown . Both programs close with Revelations by Alvin Ailey , a choreography-station of modern dance and African-American heritage.
From 11 to 15 September, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , recognized by the US Congress as "the vital cultural ambassador of the United States. all over the world " , he arrives at the Athens Concert Hall to present to all dance enthusiasts some of the masterpieces of his repertoire, including Jamar Roberts ' world premiere " Members Do not Get Weary " and his own choreography Alvin Ailey «Revelations» , the most popular work in the history of modern dance.
After 21 stations in the biggest theaters in America, artistic director Robert Battle leads Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on an international tour to mark the 60th anniversary of his establishment, starting with Greece . The audience of Athens will live the unparalleled art of the 32 top ballet dancers in a repertoire that harmoniously combines modern dance and jazz - two crafts born in America.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater started off a legendary show in New York in March 1958, which changed forever the perception of American dance. It was founded by Alvin Ailey , the recent recipient of the Presidential Freedom Medal - the highest political honor of the American nation. Artistic director of the band, since July 1, 2011, is Robert Battle , who was personally chosen for her succession by Ailey Art Director 1989, Judith Jamison.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has presented his works in front of more than 25 million viewers in the largest theaters of the planet , inspiring and uniting people of all ages and ages. It has been presented in 71 countries and 6 continents , promoting the uniqueness of African-American cultural experience and preserving the tradition of modern dance in America . It is now considered the largest dance band in New York.
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