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ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

3 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015

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With over 50 years of tradition, this is one show you don't want to miss.

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STILL GOING STRONG AFTER 56 YEARS, A TRUE AMERICAN DANCE ICON

Designated by Congress as '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:

Chroma
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

D-Man in the Waters (Part I)
Choreographer: Bill T. Jones

Revelations
Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Strange Humors
Choreographer: Robert Battle

Four Corners
Choreographer: Ronald K. Brown

Pas de Duke
Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

The River
Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Night Creature
Choreographer: Alvin Ailey

Additonal Information

Dates

Opening night: 3 December 2014

Booking through until: 4 January 2015

Audience

Suitable for ages 8+

Run time

Depending on the program shown

And before you stop reading

Please note that this is a general list of what dances will be shown, as we are unable to list each program in its entirety here

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Dorothy: “Exhilirating & Inspiring”

This was my first experience of an Alvin Ailey performance and I was thrill... more

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