Published On: Thu, Jun 23rd, 2016

Fathom Events, ‘Lincoln Center at the Movies’ presents some of America’s best dance companies to theaters

Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterTuesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally broadcast on October 22, 2015)
Chroma, Grace, Takademe, and Revelations
The groundbreaking contemporary ballet by British choreographer Wayne McGregor is full of sensory surprises: sumptuous movement, a driving score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes, and a luminous set by minimalist architect John Pawson.
Grace:  One of the most popular works in the Ailey repertoire, Ronald K. Brown’s spellbinding Grace is a fervent tour de force depicting individuals on a journey to the promised land. This spiritually-charged work is a rapturous blend of modern dance and West African idioms. The movements alternate fluidly between extremes, with eruptions of power coupled with lightness and serenity.
Takademe: Artistic Director Robert Battle’s bravura work mixes humor and high-flying movement in a savvy deconstruction of Indian Kathak dance rhythms. Clear shapes and propulsive jumps mimic the vocalized syllables of Sheila Chandra’s syncopated score.
Revelations: This is your chance to experience an iconic masterpiece of American dance: Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful production draws on African-American spirituals.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Revelations, Chroma, Grace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from Howard Gilman Foundation.

Ballet HispánicoTuesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. local time (originally broadcast on November 12, 2015)
CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana
CARMEN.maquia: Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. Riveting from start to finish, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.
Club Havana: Ballet Hispánico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo, and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, a native of Cuba, in this reimagined nightclub populated by virtuoso dancers.

Ballet Hispánico’s production of CARMEN.maquia and Club Havana for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor The Jody and John Arnhold Foundation.

San Francisco BalletTuesday, August 9 at 7:00 p.m.  local time (originally broadcast on September 24, 2015)
Romeo & Juliet
With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post)

San Francisco Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor First Republic Bank. Additional support is provided by Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation and Denise Sobel. The original production of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation.

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