“In & Out,” “Gêmeos,” “Something Tangible,” “I Am The Road”
Ailey Citigroup Center
New York, NY
April 1, 2016
by Marianne Adams
copyright © 2016 by Marianne Adams
The “All New” program of four world premieres by Ailey II showed the company as an effectual incubator of impressive talent through its performers, if not the choreo- graphers. The new works, all choreographed in 2015, by and large attempted to show too much too quickly, and on their own looked best in their more toned down and simple sections. Their complexities and overlays, however, worked a favorable advantage for the dancers, who really excelled and enriched each and every different scene, showing the remarkable breadth of their abilities.
Photo of Ailey II's Gabriel Hyman and Lloyd A. Boyd III in Jamar Roberts' "Gêmeos." Photo © by Eduardo Patino