Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Organization Brooklyn Academy of Music
Hours no information


Address 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Phone (718) 636-4100
Start June 9, 2009
End June 14, 2009
Closed Monday
Program A: Best Of Suite Otis – George Faison Hymn – Judith Jamison Revelations – Alvin Ailey Jun 9 & 11 at 7:30pm Jun 13 at 2 & 7:30pm Program B: Classic Ailey Blues Suite with live music – Alvin Ailey Anniversary Highlights – Alvin Ailey Revelations – Alvin Ailey Jun 10 & 12 at 7:30pm Jun 14 at 3 & 7:30pm Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director “[Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music]...amplified just how good these dancers are… The troupe brought an instinctive ability to shape the pieces to say to the audience: ‘Look at what we have for you! Isn’t it amazing?’ And amazing it is...” —The New York Times Following its triumphant return to BAM last spring, Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater comes back to Brooklyn with two new programs that celebrate the artistry, grace, and vitality that have distinguished the Ailey company for 50 years. The "Best Of" program showcases selections from the Company's diverse repertory, including a new production of Judith Jamison’s award-winning tribute to Ailey entitled Hymn. In episodes ranging from quiet solos to explosive full company dances, Hymn reveals Ailey’s genius and humanity through narrative recollections from past and present dancers in text conceived, written and narrated by actor/playwright Anna Deavere Smith. "Classic Ailey" features excerpts from many of Alvin Ailey's most popular and beloved ballets. Spanning every decade of his impressive career, this retrospective illustrates the range and resonance of one man’s legacy with rarely-seen gems and favorite works, including his quintessential masterpiece, Revelations, in its entirety. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Running time: apx. 120min with intermissions Subscription Tickets: Jun 9 & 10: $16, 32, 48, 56; Jun 11—14: $20, 44, 60, 68 (Full Price: Jun 9 & 10: $20, 40, 60, 70; Jun 11—14: $25, 55, 75, 85)

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