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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

For its annual engagement, this globally renowned company presents a collection of classics and electrifying new works.

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About

When Kennedy Center Honoree Alvin Ailey began creating dances nearly 50 years ago, he drew upon his "blood memories" of Texas, the blues, spirituals, and gospel as inspiration. From these rich influences came nearly 80 classic works, including Revelations, his "radiant and timeless" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) signature masterpiece. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has since become one of the most esteemed international ambassadors of American culture, whose "phenomenal popularity is unmatched by any other company in the world" (The New York Times).

Today, Alvin Ailey's legacy continues through the leadership of Artistic Director Judith Jamison, herself a Kennedy Center Honoree as well as an Emmy winner and National Medal of Arts recipient. During the company's annual engagement in early 2006, the Washington Post applauded its "exhilarating workout of Ailey's tender side," hailing the "well-rounded dancers" as "hard-bodied athletes, exquisite technicians, and emotional geysers." Revelations will be featured in the company's week of mixed programs in 2007, which promise other audience favorites and new dances by today's most inventive choreographers.
 
"Offering the most gorgeous dancing you ever did see"
--New York Magazine
 
"An improbable force of dance nature"  
--San Francisco Chronicle

Performance Plus: On Feb. 10 (following the 1:30 matinee) join a free post-performance
discussion with members of the company.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Tue., Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.
The River
The Golden Section
Revelations
 
Wed., Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Reminiscin'
Portrait of Billie
Pas De Duke
Revelations
 
Thu., Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Night Creature
Sweet Bitter Love (excerpt)
Grace
Revelations
 
Fri., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Night Creature
Solo
Gamelan Gardens
Love Stories
 
Sat., Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. (matinee)
The River
The Golden Section
Revelations
 
Sat., Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Reminiscin'
Portrait of Billie
Pas De Duke
Revelations
 
Sun., Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. (matinee)
The River
The Golden Section
Revelations

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