Among the Stars
Jessica Lang Dance performing Among the Stars
Photo by Todd Burnsed

Premiered in

2 (1 man, 1 woman)

7 minutes

Commissioned by
TITAS Command Performance Gala

Foundation Support
Made possible by support from The Strelizia Foundation.

Restaged on
Jessica Lang Dance (2011-present)
San Francisco Ballet (2012, 2013)

“an utterly breathtaking dance”
- Smee, Red Carpet, March 6, 2013
“Mr. Brown possesses a simple way of expressing emotion and physicality which serves this piece well, matching the magical music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.”
- Deborah Wingert, Eye on Dance and the Arts, July 30, 2012
“New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan and Clifton Brown of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater interpreted Jessica Lang's 'Among the Stars' with poetic grace.”
“a moving duet”
- Rohan Preston, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 10, 2011
“In this ecstatic duet, the dancers share fleeting moments of intimacy while ever-aware that the sea of stars will soon separate them again.”
“World-renowned artists Yuan Yuan Tan and Clifton Brown gave an exquisite lyrical performance filled with sensual chemistry...The performance hall filled with cheers and a standing ovation swept through the audience.”
“The most touching work ...”
- Margaret Putnam, Theater Jones, April 04, 2010

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Costume Design
Elena Comendador

Lighting Design
Nicole Pearce

Past Performances
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