Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announced updated programs for the six performance engagement at the fabulous Fox Theatre from February 11 through 15, 2015. The highly anticipated visit during Black History Month will celebrate the inspiring legacy of the Company’s founder and feature Ailey’s acclaimed dancers in a timely tribute to a Civil Rights icon that is bringing audiences to their feet.
Artistic Director Robert Battle, who recently visited the White House to accept from President Obama the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor posthumously awarded to Alvin Ailey, continues Mr. Ailey’s commitment of using dance to enlighten and transform our culture. The Atlanta premiere of ODETTA and performances of Alvin Ailey’s must-see American masterpiece Revelations are among the ten dynamic ballets to be featured.
In addition to the performances, The Ailey Experience will come to Atlanta so that local dancers age 12 and up may step into the world of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the first time ever! On Saturday, February 7th and Sunday, February 8th from 3-5:30pm former Ailey dancers will lead master classes in the Horton technique, used in many of Alvin Ailey’s classic works, and Revelations, one of the most beloved choreographic works in modern dance. For further details, visit The Ailey Experience.