Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s extraordinary 50th Anniversary Season will culminate from June 9 – 14 with special performances at the Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Avenue), 40 years after the Company’s debut at BAM. Led by acclaimed Artistic Director Judith Jamison, Ailey’s renowned artists will share the boundless beauty, spirit and passion that have inspired audiences worldwide.
Tickets for the two new programs of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at BAM range from $20-$85 and can be purchased online at alvinailey.org or BAM.org and by calling (718) 636-4100.
PROGRAM A - "BEST OF": HYMN/ SUITE OTIS / REVELATIONS
PROGRAM B - "CLASSIC AILEY": BLUES SUITE / ANNIVERSARY HIGHLIGHTS / REVELATIONS
"Best Of" features
• Hymn, the premiere of a new production of Judith. Jamison's award-winning tribute to Mr. Ailey, performed to narrative recollections from the Company’s dancers, in a text conceived, written and narrated by acclaimed actor/playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
• Suite Otis, Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison’s sassy ballet set to the soulful music of Otis Redding
• Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s quintessential masterpiece
“Classic Ailey" features
• Blues Suite, Ailey’s groundbreaking 1958 ballet first seen at the Company’s premiere performance performed to live onstage music by Kenny Brawner and the Brawner Brothers Band
• Anniversary Highlights, excerpts from rarely-seen gems and favorite works that illustrate the range and resonance of Alvin Ailey’s choreographic legacy
• Revelations in its entirety
Tuesday, June 9 – 7:30pm PROGRAM A / BEST OF
Wednesday, June 10 – 7:30pm PROGRAM B / CLASSIC AILEY
Thursday, June 11 – 7:30pm PROGRAM A / BEST OF
Friday, June 12 – 7:30pm PROGRAM B / CLASSIC AILEY
Saturday, June 13 – 2:00pm PROGRAM A / BEST OF
Saturday, June 13 – 7:30pm PROGRAM A / BEST OF
Sunday, June 14 – 3:00pm PROGRAM B / CLASSIC AILEY
Sunday, June 14 – 7:30pm PROGRAM B / CLASSIC AILEY
Official Website: http://www.alvinailey.org
Added by ccooperatailey on May 19, 2009