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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

    2700 F Street, NW , Washington, DC (map)

    38.895977 -77.055069

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    The much-loved company returns for its annual engagement! Its program includes both cherished favorites and newly debuted works. The Huffington Post proclaims it "a rich source of creativity and exacting expertise [that] never runs dry."

    Price: $39.00 - $125.00

    Venue: Opera House


    Tickets are not yet on sale

    Tickets to go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM to the public

    ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER

    Robert Battle, Artistic Director
    Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director
     
    "A rich source of creativity and exacting expertise [that] never runs dry"
    --The Huffington Post


    "Be prepared for two things: a continued devotion to tradition, but also big, refreshing surprises."
    --The Chicago Tribune

     
    Dance legend Alvin Ailey's enduring legacy lives on through the vision of Artistic Director Robert Battle, who continues to expand the company's repertory with choreographers as diverse as Paul Taylor, Rennie Harris, Jirí Kylián, Garth Fagan, and Kyle Abraham. Newly premiered works will once again share the stage with beloved classics when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its annual Kennedy Center appearance with multiple programs. In honor of Black History Month, Alvin Ailey's signature showstopper Revelations--which critics have called "choreographically perfect"--returns for each performance, guaranteeing an Opera House experience that's "change-your-life good" (NBC's Today Show).
     
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has earned a reputation as one of the finest international ambassadors of American culture--even being labeled as such by a Congressional resolution. The company has a rich history with the Kennedy Center, dating back to the building's grand opening in 1971 with the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass choreographed by Alvin Ailey.
     
    Feb. 11 matinee: Free Post-Performance Discussion
     

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