Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017
Date(s): May 12, 2017 at 8:00pm - May 14, 2017 at 10:00pm
Location: NJ Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC)
Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, America’s premier modern dance company, is known for its vibrant fusion of modern dance, ballet and more. The company grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.
Revelations, set to African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. “Revelations is one of the great works of the human spirit,” The New York Timeswrites. “The aspects of humanity it demonstrates — sincerity, idealism, ecstasy, among others — build up to a powerful moral statement that audiences love.”