For more than 45 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has
dazzled audiences with captivating performances and unparalleled
artistry, fulfilling Ailey’s vision that “dance is for everybody.
I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should
always be delivered back to the people.” From jazz-inspired works and intimate portraits to explosive
epics teeming with passion, “one cannot deny the genius behind
Ailey’s…stirring eloquence,” says the Washington Post.
For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the Company will
perform several works from its classic repertory–including
Revelations, Ailey’s signature masterpiece that explores African
American spirituals, encompassing songs of love, struggle, and
deliverance. The engagement will also include new dances by some
of today’s most exciting, daring, and visionary choreographers.
Revelations “is divinely timeless; rousing and radiant, and
filled with spirited dancing.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“The Ailey dancers can do it all.”
—The Washington Post
Co-presented by the Kennedy Center and the Washington
Performing Arts Society.
Feb. 22 Vespers (Dove/Rouse)
Love Stories (Washington premiere)
(Jamison, Battle, Harris/Wonder, Ross)
Feb. 23 Juba (Battle/Mackey)
The Winter in Lisbon (Wilson/Gillespie)
Feb. 24 Vespers
Shining Star (Washington premiere)
(Parsons/Earth, Wind & Fire)
Feb. 25 Juba
The Winter in Lisbon
Feb. 26 (mat) Vespers
Feb. 26 (eve) Hidden Rites (Ailey/Sciortino)
Feb. 27 (mat) Hidden Rites
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