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Ailey II Dance Company at Kahilu Theatre Feb. 18

February 17, 2017, 11:52 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:00 PM
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Ailey II Dance Company performing “Sketches of Flames.” Photo by Kyle Froman.

Kahilu Theatre will present the renowned dance company Ailey II on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

Ailey II is described as one of the most popular dance companies in the country, known for energetic performances by outstanding young dance talent and emerging choreographers.

Artistic Director Troy Powell is now in his fifth year leading the company, and three new commissions will be performed at the Kahilu show including “Circular,” “Stream of Consciousness” and “Sketches of Flames.”

“These diverse and powerful new works showcase the strength, grace, and versatility of these gifted young dancers,’” said Powell.

Circular, choreographed by Princess Grace Award-winning choreographer Jae Man Joo is described as a heartfelt conversation through movement blending classical and contemporary ballet. The accompanying music includes composers like Denisov and Handel.

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Stream of Consciousness, by former Ailey company member Marcus Jarrell Willis, is a contemporary reimagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Max Richter giving physical life to people’s deeper thoughts.

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In Sketches of Flames, Bridget L. Moore will fuse flamenco influences with her African-American and contemporary aesthetic to create a rapturous ensemble dance set to a series of passionate folk songs.

Doors for the show will open at 6 p.m. and beverages and snacks will be available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar. In addition, the Kahilu Galleries will be featuring Solo Exhibits 2017 with artwork by Eli Baxter, Margaret Shields and Jean René Leblanc.

Tickets are $68, $58, $48, or $20 an can be purchased online or by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office in Kamuela, Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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