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Ailey’s Enduring Exuberance
Few modern dance visionaries have succeeded in
the art form’s founding promises as completely as Alvin Ailey. Founded
in 1958, the company continues to draw huge audiences around the
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by Judith Jamison, returns
to McCarter Theater for three performances Monday through Wednesday,
May 7, 8, and 9 (609-258-2787).
Ailey’s signature and rapturous work, "Revelations," which
dates back to 1960, is promised on all three McCarter programs.
On the company’s last visit to Princeton, Ailey dancer Solange Sandy
Groves told U.S. 1 that "Revelations" is one ballet she never
tires of performing. "You might be tired when you look up into
the lights during the `I Been ‘Buked’ opening, but you’re lifted up
and you forget all of that. Alvin Ailey lives in that ballet, and
you are energized to go on — it’s a quiet indescribable moment.
Before the `Yellow Section’ of the dance, Miss Jamison always comes
on stage and talks to us. She says, `Let’s take these people to
You transport these people, and you become transported also. It’s
magic really. Plain and simple."
609-258-2787. $40 & $43. Monday to Wednesday, May 7, 8, and 9,
at 8 p.m.
experience, for its fall production of "Romeo and Juliet."
Auditions are on Friday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. For appointment,
call Sara Ryung Clement at 609-258-6505.
program focusing on classic dramatic training including acting,
combat, make-up, mime, movement, Shakespeare studies, and stagecraft.
Auditions for interested students are Friday and Saturday, May 4 and
5. Program cost is $850, with some scholarships available. Call
Day Parade that will take place on Saturday, May 26, on Princeton
Avenue, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Call 609-921-3800.
vegetables to homes in Lambertville, Princeton Junction, Plainsboro,
and Yardley. Each one-bushel box of produce provides vegetables for
a household of two to three people for one week. For membership, call
County Horse and Pony Association are two groups seeking to
in area street parades. Both groups have horses and riders with
parade experience in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington,
D.C., as well as Somerville, Ringwood, and Morris Plains. For
contact Michelle M. Liggett at MMLMom@aol.com.
on the Underground Railroad in New Jersey. Any information such as
diaries, letters, and oral traditions welcomed. Call 609-292-6077
or E-mail email@example.com.
classes, beginning in September. The studio offers instruction in
classical ballet, jazz, and tap, for ages pre-school to adult. Call
day Monday through Friday, July 9 to 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
receive class and individual instruction from Janice Edelman. Call
both campuses for students. The college serves as listing agent.
and other arrangements are between the homeowner and student. Call
609-58604800 ext. 3435.
seeks host families for high school students from France, Germany,
Belgium, Spain, and Denmark for the 2001-’02 school year. Students
arrive in late August, attend local high schools, and return to their
home country in June. Call 800-347-7575 or visit www.aiysep.com.
low-income neighborhoods of New York City this summer. Call
or visit www.freshair.org.
Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participants ride over 260 miles on
motorcycles. Registration packets are available at area
dealerships or by calling 215-773-8081.
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