Full Circle with Jessica Lang and Alvin Ailey

Full Circle with Jessica Lang and Alvin Ailey

  • 2018-06-12

Choreographer Jessica Lang debuts her first work on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York at Lincoln Center

Winner of the “Bessie” and Arison Awards, Jessica Lang makes her choreographic debut at the Ailey company with EN, her 100th ballet. “En” is a Japanese word with multiple meanings of circle, destiny, fate or karma, and the theme of her new work is about coming full circle. This celebratory ensemble work is set to an original score by frequent collaborator Jakub Ciupinski and (in Lang's own words) "reflects on the universal experience of coming full circle and, as time passes, we recognize the people we meet along life’s journey who play a part in the fate and destiny of our lives."

In addition to serving as Artistic Director of Jessica Lang Dance since 2011, Lang (who is married to Ailey company member Kanji Segawa) has created original works for major companies around the world like American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and National Ballet of Japan.

Lang’s choreography has demonstrated a breathtaking range of influences, including interests in visual art, theatrical lyricism, the geometry of the human body, and the nuances of bodily gesture.

David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

June 13 at 7:30 PM
EN, A Case of You, Shelter, Revelations

June 16 at 8:00 PM
EN, A Case of You, Shelter, Revelations


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