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For its 11th edition, Summers of Dance Festival is happy to welcome for 27 performances, (July 7th - August 1st, 2015) the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, directed by Robert Battle.
This exceptional American company, applauded around the world for its dancing quality and its variety of choreographies, comes back to Paris with the well known "best off," but also new creations for the first time here in France.
Further, films will be screened and masterclass for the professionals and students (from 13 years old) will be offered.

Premières in France

  • After the Rain Pas de Deux (Christopher Wheeldon/Arvo Pärt)
  • Awassa Astrige/Ostrich (Asadata Dafora/Carl Riley)
  • Bad Blood (Ulysses Dove/Laurie Anderson-Peter Gabriel)
  • Exodus (Rennie Harris/Various)
  • D -Man in the Waters (part I) (Bill T Jones/Felix Mendelssohn)
  • Four Corners (Ronald K Brown/Carl Hancock Rux- Rahsaan Roland Kirk-Yacoub)
  • Grace (Ronald K Brown/Divers artistes)
  • LIFT (Aszure Barton/Curtis MacDonald)
  • Polish Pieces (Hans van Manen/Henryk-Mikolaj Górecki)
  • Strange Humors (Robert Battle/John Mackey)

Great classics of the company

  • Home (Rennie Harris/Dennis Ferrer, Raphael Xavier)
  • Minus 16 (Ohad Naharin/Divers artistes)
  • Night Creature (Alvin Ailey/Duke Ellington)
  • Pas De Duke (Alvin Ailey/Duke Ellington)
  • Revelations (Alvin Ailey/Musique traditionnelle)
  • Takademe (Robert Battle/Sheila Chandra)
  • The River (Alvin Ailey/Duke Ellington)
  • The Hunt (Robert Battle/Les Tambours du Bronx)

Program subject to change

Photo : Jamar Roberts © Andrew Eccles
Portfolio : Paul Kolnik, Rosalie O'Connor, Siggul Visual Arts Masters, James R. Brantley, Gert Krautbauer, Steve Wilson, Andrew Eccles


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  • AAADT---The-Hunt-(Robert-Battle)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • AAADT---The-Hunt-(Robert-Battle)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Antonio-Douthit-Boyd---Awassa-Astrige-Ostrich-(Asadata-Dafora)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • AAADT---LIFT-(Aszure-Barton)-(c)-Rosalie-O'Connor
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---D-Man-in-the-Waters-(Part-1)-(Bill-T.-Jones)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Kirven-Douthit-Boyd---Takademe-(Robert-Battle)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Linda-Celeste-Sims-et-Glenn-Allen-Sims---After-the-Rain-(Christopher-Wheeldon)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik-(Copier)-(2)
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Polish-Pieces-(Hans-van-Manen)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik-(2)
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Grace-(Ronald-K.-Brown)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Minus-16-(Ohad-Naharin)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Yannick-Lebrun-et-Rachael-McLaren---Bad-Blood-(Ulysses-Dove)-(c)-Steve-Wilson
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Home-(Rennie-Harris)-(c)-James-R.-Brantley
  • Jamar-Roberts-et-Alicia-Graf-Mack---The-River-(Alvin-Ailey)-(c)-Paul-Kolnik
  • Alvin-Ailey-American-Dance-Theater---Night-Creature-(Alvin-Ailey)-(c)-Gert-Krautbauer
  • Alicia-Graf-Mack-et-Antonio-Douthit-Boyd---Pas-de-Duke-(Alvin-Ailey)-(c)-Siggul-Visual-Arts-Masters
  • AAADT---Revelations-(Alvin-Ailey)-(c)-Andrew-Eccles