Overview

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is woven into the fabric of Newark — dancing at NJPAC’s opening night 26 years ago, and returning every year since. Each performance reveals new layers, new depth and new meaning, which is why so many return again and again for this Mother’s Day Weekend tradition. The mixed-repertory program will include the beloved bring-the-house-down classic, Revelations — a thrilling exaltation of African-American cultural heritage set to spirituals, song-sermons, gospel and holy blues.

“I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.”

­–Alvin Ailey

 

Full program details (subject to change):

Friday May 10 – 8pm
Me Myself and You
Solo
Survivors
Revelations

 

Saturday May 11 at 8pm
Following Subtle Current Upstream
CENTURY
Revelations

 

May 12 at 3pm

Me Myself and You
Solo
Survivors
Revelations