By Walter Rutledge
Ailey II will begin their New York City season with the world premiere of Breakthrough by French-born choreographer Manuel Vignoulle. The full company modern dance based work, set to the music of Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson, takes place in a world where emotion and personal interaction is forbidden. O&A NYC Magazine had the opportunity to speak to Vignoulle and performer Shay Bland following a rehearsal.
A conversation with choreographer Manuel Vignoulle and Ailey II dancer Shay Bland
Breakthrough (excerpt) Manuel Vignoulle choreographer
The season runs from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday 22 at the Joyce Theater. For the complete schedule and tickets visit joyce.org.
In Photo: 1) Ailey II 2) Shay Bland and Nathaniel Hunt 3) Chalvar Monteiro and company
Photo Credit: 1) Eduardo Patino 2&3) Adewale Adekanbi