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131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Ended 5 Jan 2014 after 31 days
With over 50 years of tradition, this is one show you don't want to miss.
Designated by Congress 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been 56 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Since then, they've established themselves as one of the most eclectic and diverse dance companies in America.
Helmed by Robert Battle since 2011, who has has been praised by The New York Times for having 'injected the company with new life', the company's performances are a whirlwind of spectacularly choreographed dances, ballet and jazz side by side with the rumba. The subject of the pieces are a uniquely African American ruminations on the grand sweep of history and our place within it.
Each show of this North American tour will include 3 to 4 different pieces, plucked from the company's extensive repertoire.
Opening night: 5 December 2013
Closing night: 5 January 2014
Suitable for ages 8+
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