Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
About Alvin Ailey
Precision and passion. For 60 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has embodied these complexities and contradictions of the human condition with dance performances that uplift and transform, making the company one of the world’s most beloved. Offering an homage to traditional modern dance techniques blended with the new, the Ailey company will perform four different programs of mixed repertory with classic Ailey works and contemporary masterworks. Each program will feature the soulful American masterpiece Revelations.
Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.
"Trailblazers" (April 3rd & April 6th evening performances): Lazarus, Revelations
"Bold Visions" (April 4th evening & April 7th matinee performances): Kairos, The Call, Shelter, Revelations
"Musical Inspirations" (April 6th matinee performance): Members Don't Get Weary, Juba, Ella, Revelations
"Timeless Ailey" (April 5th & April 7th evening performances): Excerpts from: Blues Suite, Streams, Mary Lou's Mass, The Lark Ascending, Hidden Rites, Night Creature, Cry, Phases, Opus McShann, Pas de Duke, For "Bird"--With Love, Love Songs and Memoria, followed by Revelations performed in its entirety.
Haze will be used in evening performances on April 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th. Strobe lights will be used in the April 4th evening and April 7th matinee performances.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.