Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater “Minus 16”

What I saw last night. Alvin Ailey at City Center. IMG_3821The first piece is a running and tumbling affair from Paul Taylor. Some thorny lifts foiled the dancers but mostly they succeed. The second piece is a solo. A man rolls on the floor in anguish to Nina Simone’s “Wild is the Wind” It is essentially Edvard Munch’s “the scream” come to life.  The third piece is a hip hop number that pulses along with at times a heartbeat soundtrack. The final piece is “one I have seen many times but it is ok because I like it. Has probably the only audience participation that I like and the only Passover song that I could go running to.

Elements: bare chests, audience participation, chairs, hats
Titles:“Arden Court” by Paul Taylor “In/Side” by Robert Battle “Home” by Rennie Harris “Minus 16” by Ohad Naharin
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