Alvin Ailey’s “UPTOWN”

This past Saturday night, I went to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. They a modern dance group based out of New York and they are in a word INSPIRING! You don’t just “go to see them,” you experience them. This new production featured a new piece called “UPTOWN”. This was a piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing and inspired by the Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th-century. Check out this article in the Orange County Register.

It Featured eight pieces: “Welcome to Harlem”, “Rent Party”, “Great Minds”, “Visual Arts”, “Shuffle Along”, “The Weary Blues”, “Divas, Apples & Jazz” & “The Cotton Club”

Check out some of the pictures and videos of this great work!

Here are 2 videos I found on the YouTubes. The will play one after the other… enjoy!