Dance Archives



Robert (“not the highway guy”) Moses, award-winning San Francisco–based choreographer and teacher, uses movement to explore the lives, beliefs, and potential of “real people.” The Pleasure of the Lesson is his first work for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country’s biggest, busiest modern dance company. It opens tomorrow and features a collage of songs by Baby Elephant and Hauschka. Also new to the Ailey troupe this season: the company premieres of Asadata Dafora’s groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich and Hans van Manen’s 1995 Polish Pieces, as well as David Parsons’s high-tech 1982 charmer, Caught, which you can catch tonight. Completing the rep for this run are pieces by Wayne McGregor, Ronald K. Brown, Bill T. Jones, Ohad Naharin, and Aszure Barton — and at 12 of the 15 performances, Ailey’s masterful 1960 ballet, Revelations.

Wed., June 11, 7 p.m., 2014