20 Nov 2012

Ulysses Dove’s ‘Vespers’ Set To Mikel Rouse’s ‘Quorum’

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present 4 performances of Ulysees Dove’s ‘Vespers’ set to Mikel Rouse’s groundbreaking drum machine score ‘Quorum’. The first piece of its kind for sequencer. This music was used for Ulysses Dove’s Vespers and presented by The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1987 to the present. In the spring of 1995 a film of this work, directed by David Hinton, aired on PBS’s Great Performances “Dance in America” and won 2 Emmy Awards.

…written easily 15 years before the advent of techno or electronica, Quorum remains the ground breaking opus of the electronic age.”

Performance dates for ‘Vespers’ at City Center, NYC:
Ulysses Dove’s Vespers, Music: Quorum
City Center
New York City, NY, December 11, 21, 22 & 28, 2012
Photo: www.alvinailey.org