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Ailey II—Freedom Series: 5PM Dance Performance

Great Lawn
$40. Wave Hill Members save 10%
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From left, Ailey II's B. Thomas, H. Richardson, J. Mitchell. Photo by Nir Arieli

Ailey II, the second company of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, presents its program, Freedom Series, outdoors on Wave Hill’s Great Lawn on the first day of summer. Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Choreographed by Francesca Harper, Freedom Series travels through a landscape of memories creating a series of vignettes that embody and imagine a hybrid world where memory strives to influence the future.  Depicted through this futuristic lens, and developed in collaboration with the Ailey II dancers, Harper’s work examines identity and community.  With costumes by designer Elias Gurrola and a score featuring a blend of acoustic and electronic sounds, Freedom Series takes unexpected twists and turns that bridge tender moments to its intrinsic ferocity.

Save these onsale start-dates! Tickets are limited; for early access become a Member today.

  • Member Presale: Wednesday, May 25, at 10AM
  • Public Sale: Thursday, May 26, at 10AM

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

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