Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
America's bold and beautiful modern dance company returns to NJPAC for its annual spring engagement.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ® has always been known for its vibrant fusion of dance styles. The company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s undisputed masterpiece, inspired by blues, spirituals and gospel. More than just a popular dance work, Revelations has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans.
“If you haven’t seen a performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a while, you might forget just how accomplished the company’s dancers are,” says The New Yorker. ”You know they can do anything, but the visible evidence can leave you reeling … the company is dancing better than ever.”
America's premier modern dance 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. Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, the company has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents–and to millions more through television broadcasts.
Saturday, May 10
LIFT/D-Man in the Waters/Revelations
Sunday, May 11
Night Creature, Pas de Duke/The River/Revelations