Ailey All Access presents the online encore of Alvin Ailey’s Night Creature. This classic work is a perfect fusion of Ailey’s buoyant choreography and Duke Ellington’s sparkling music.
Created in 1974 on members of the origin Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble- now Ailey II (for a TV special – ‘Ailey Celebrates Ellington’) and then premiered on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in May 1975. Two years later the buoyant ballet was included in the August 1976 two-week New York City season at State Theater in Lincoln Center.
The work has a whimsical nature, it beckons viewers into a nocturnal world populated by jazz babies and night owls. ‘Night Creature’ will be available on-demand through Tuesday, April 27 at 7pm EDT. Learn more at AlvinAiley.org/AileyAllAccess.
Night Creature- An Ailey/Ellington Masterwork