Splendid Isolation II ("The Calling")
This elegant solo, originally part of Jessica Lang’s longer work Splendid Isolation II, returns in a new production.
To haunting choral music (“O Maria, Stella Maris” performed by Trio Mediaeval), a woman stands enveloped in a long, flowing skirt that fills the stage.
Her movements, at times fluid, at times angular, express an emotional intensity that captures both agony and ecstasy.
“The image of [the dancer’s] bare back and arms emerging from the column of white is one that will stick for a while, as so many of Lang’s images do.” —Dance Magazine
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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, New York, NY, USA