Yale Dance Theater: Inheriting Ailey

by Featuring A New Work by Matthew Rushing

YDT 2015 Production

Yale Dance Theater’s spring 2015 project focuses on the influence of Alvin Ailey on the next generation of artists working today. Matthew Rushing, a featured dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), is creating a new dance exclusively for YDT. Renee Robinson, another celebrated Ailey dancer, will stage an excerpt from the early Ailey ballet Blues Suite (1958).

Forming his company in the late 1950s, Ailey promoted African American cultural forms while simultaneously embracing cultural hybridity. Just as Ailey looked both to the past and the future in dance, this production will look backward and forward at once.

More information can be found at: http://ydt.commons.yale.edu/
Contact the Show
at christian.probst@yale.edu
Performances
April 11 at 2:00pm
April 11 at 5:00pm
@ New Haven Co-Op High School Theater
Reservations
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Cast
Production Staff