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    By turns muscular and lyrical, 'The River' is a sweeping full-company work that suggests tumbling rapids and meandering streams on a journey to the sea.

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    By turns muscular and lyrical, 'The River' is a sweeping full-company work that suggests tumbling rapids and meandering streams on a journey to the sea.

    Ailey's allegory of birth, life and rebirth abounds with water references, from the spinning "Vortex" solo to the romantic "Lake" duet, and from the powerful "Falls" quartet to the joyful "Giggling Rapids." The choreography demonstrates Ailey's admiration for classical ballet, but retains the modern and jazz influences found in all his work.

    "'The River' shows Mr.

    Ailey at his inventive best," declared The New York Times.nnwww.alvinailey.org/river

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