Splendid Isolation II
Ailey II in Splendid Isolation II
Photo by Eduardo Patino

Premiered in

6 (3 men, 3 women)

14 minutes

Commissioned by
Ailey II

Restaged on
Ailey II (2007, 2008, 2009)

The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II)
1 dancer (man or woman)

“It looks like a silhouette of Brancusi, a bird ready to take off. A moment of grace.”
- Claudia Lucia, My Library, July 4, 2011
“A remarkable solo from Jessica Lang's Splendid Isolation II”
“The Calling, from Jessica Lang's Splendid Isolation II was quite simply breathtaking in its timeless beauty.”
“The company's capacity for delicacy is to the fore in the excerpt from Jessica Lang's Splendid Isolation II.”
“immediately haunting and the most compelling piece”
“Jessica Lang's solo piece titled "Splendid Isolation II" was majestic and powerful...it was like watching a fabric version of Boticelli's "Venus."”
“The Calling from Splendid Isolation II, a gorgeous solo piece choreographed by Jessica Lang and set to the music of Gustav Mahler, is a luxuriant study in white and elegant movement ... as breathtakingly serene as it is elegant.”
“Choreographer Jessica Lang's duet, Splendid Isolation II, had so strong an air about it that one yearned for repeated opportunities to bask in the medieval music and ponder the significance of the woman in the white dress that covers the entire stage.”

Trio Mediaeval, Gustav Mahler

Costume Design
Elena Comendador

Costume Concept
Jessica Lang

Lighting Design
Al Crawford

Past Performances
October, 2006United States, Mexico and The Virgin IslandsMore Info
April 11 - 22, 2007New York, NYMore Info
September, 2007 - May 2008National TourMore Info
January - May, 2008National TourMore Info
April 11, 2008Clemson, SCMore Info
August 5, 2008Staten Island, NYMore Info
August 6, 2008Bronx, NYMore Info
August 7, 2008Brooklyn, NYMore Info
August 12, 2008Queens, NYMore Info
October - December, 2008National TourMore Info
January - May, 2009National TourMore Info
April 15-26, 2009New York, NYMore Info
May 18-19, 2010Wolfsburg, GermanyMore Info
July 8 & 10, 2010Innsbruck, AustriaMore Info
September 15 - 26, 2010Lyon, FranceMore Info
January 22, 2011Medford, ORMore Info
February 1, 2011Durango, COMore Info
February 12, 2011Keene, NHMore Info
February 13, 2011West Long Branch, NJMore Info
February 22-23, 2011Glasgow, ScotlandMore Info
March 1-2, 2011Brighton, EnglandMore Info
March 4-5, 2011Bournemouth, EnglandMore Info
March 11- 12, 2011Belfast, IrelandMore Info
March 28, 2011Hays, KSMore Info
April 2, 2011Alken, SCMore Info
April 16, 2011Brooklyn, NYMore Info
May 2, 2011Lexington, VAMore Info
May 6, 2011Mamaroneck, NYMore Info
June 8-9, 2011Cali, ColombiaMore Info
June 16-18, 2011Marseille, FranceMore Info
July 4, 2011Castres, FranceMore Info
July 6, 2011Chambery, FranceMore Info
July 8-9, 2011Vaison la Romaine, FranceMore Info
October 29, 2011Toledo, OHMore Info
October 30, 2011Columbus, OHMore Info
November 5-6, 2011New York, NYMore Info
November 22-23, 2011Thessaloniki, GreeceMore Info
November 25, 2011Athens, GreeceMore Info
January 9, 2012New York, NYMore Info
January 23, 2012Devonshire, BermudaMore Info
February 14, 2012Tyler, TXMore Info
February 17, 2012Victoria, TXMore Info
February 29, 2012Clinton, SCMore Info
March 2, 2012Greensboro, NCMore Info
March 10, 2012Salisbury, MDMore Info
July 4, 2011My LibraryMore Info
February 25, 2011living.scotsman.comMore Info
February 24, 2011The Herald ScotlandMore Info
February 24, 2011The TelegraphMore Info
August 14, 2010Of Note MagazineMore Info
March 14, 2007FresnoBeehive.comMore Info
March 14, 2007Nevada-events.comMore Info
January, 2007Dance EuropeMore Info