This full company piece was the first major commission for Elisa Monte – commissioned by Alvin Ailey for his legendary troupe.  It is a powerful, driving piece focusing on the coming together of forces in a communal triumph forming society and culture.  PIGS AND FISHES is one of the most popular works from the repertoire of over forty works created by Elisa Monte.


Choreography by: Elisa Monte

Music by: Glenn Branca

Costumes by: Elisa Monte

Lighting by: Craig Miller

Premiered: 1982