NEW YORK Times raves of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and now is your chance to see the outstanding show here in Cleveland.
Alvin AIley, the founder’s dances form the core of the company’s repertory, ranging from memories of the black church and honky-tonk bars to searing social protest and spirited, stylish celebrations of the music of Duke Ellington.
Mr. Ailey saw his troupe as fulfilling the need for a repertory company that would perform modern-dance classics along with his own works. To that end he presented signature pieces, otherwise infrequently performed, by such pioneers as Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus and Ted Shawn. The company served as a repository for contemporary modern dance by black choreographers like Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle and George Faison. And Mr. Ailey invited younger modernists, including Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Elisa Monte and Ulysses Dove, to create dances for the company.
Here is a clip of what to expect.
Get your tickets at PlayHouse Theatre in Downtown Cleveland.
Let Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s gorgeous dancers lift your spirits as they perform thrilling premieres and new productions plus return audience favorites. Experience the power of Ailey and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world and “possibly the best modern dance company on the planet.” (New York Times)
Alvin Ailey – American Dance Theater is THIS WEEKEND at Playhouse Square!