DANCING SPIRIT

(2009)

Choreography by:Ronald K. Brown

Music by:: Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, Radiohead, War

Costumes by: Omatayo Wunmi Olaiya

Original Lighting by: Clifton Taylor

Lighting Tsubasa Kamei

Originally choreographed in 1999 for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Ronald K. Brown pays tribute to Judith Jamison’s profound influence  that echoes the title of Jamison’s autobiography.

 

Set to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis and War, Brown’s evocative choreography uses movement from Cuba, Brazil and the United States to conjure dancing spirits who embody Jamison’s elegance, vision, dignity and generosity.

photo by: Ernesto Mancebo