Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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For its annual Kennedy Center engagement, the beloved company will continue to push the art form into fascinating new territory, with multiple programs as unique and phenomenal as the dancers themselves, including Ailey's signature classic Revelations. 

Feb. 4 - 9, 2020

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    $49.00 – $199.00


Repertory programs to include Revelations

Truly great dance can be a window into the heart and soul, revealing our deepest selves. Let Ailey take you on a path of discovery. We’ll show you ourselves through our movement and help you see yourself in our stories.

Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Ounce of Faith is an exuberant expression of what’s possible when a young person is encouraged to dream. Jamar Roberts’ Ode reflects on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence. And Greenwood, a new commission from Donald Byrd, shines a light on the 1921 attack by a white mob that destroyed an affluent black neighborhood in Tulsa, OK.

Company premieres and new productions round out the season, along with returning audience favorites including Mr. Ailey’s timeless classic Revelations.

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Revelations - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Now more than ever, the world needs the power of dance

Alvin Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American - ”sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that heritage and to Ailey’s genius. Using African-American traditional spirituals, this suite fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

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