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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Glenn Allen Sims. Photo by Andrew Eccles)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, "America's cultural ambassador to the world" returns for its annual engagement for more captivating new works and enduring classics, including Alvin Ailey's signature masterpiece Revelations.

  • Feb. 3 - 8, 2015
  • Opera House
  • Running Time: TBA
  • $30.00 - $125.00

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November 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM to Kennedy Center Members
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Robert Battle, Artistic Director                                                               
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

"Phenomenal--go see Ailey! It's change-your-life good."--NBC's Today Show
"Thrilling…superb…dancers going to the absolute limit"--The New Yorker
One of the world's favorite dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the talent and skill of its dancers--and the incomparable sense of joy, freedom, and spirit they share with audiences around the world. Discover for yourself what tens of millions of fans already know--you don't just see an Ailey performance, you feel it.
Artistic Director Robert Battle, "who understands the limits of a company's past, even if that past is still popular beyond belief" (Time Out Chicago), is continuing Alvin Ailey's tradition of presenting new works from leading American and international choreographers, in addition to company favorites. This past February, the amazingly athletic Ailey dancers performed to sold-out Kennedy Center audiences in works by Bill T. Jones, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor, Jirí Kylián, and others--featuring a range of music, from Duke Ellington to Mozart to Jack White of The White Stripes. In February 2015, the company returns for its annual engagement, to include Alvin Ailey's signature masterpiece Revelations across all programs.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion
Saturday, February 7 matinee

Performance Timing: TBA


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition.
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