The Alvin Ailey artistic director Robert Battle introduced a recent Atlanta performance I was given complimentary tickets to attend by saying “I don’t think you want to be here. I think you need to be here.” And that is the absolute truth.
We need the beauty of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to touch our lives…to touch our souls…right now. Their grace, dignity and seemingly inhuman strength is inspiring. It is not just a dance performance. It is an expression of the souls of Black folks throughout our history in America. From the sizzling sounds of Ella Fitzgerald to the smooth songs of Dizzy Gillespie, Alvin Ailey dancers introduced the audience to some of our country’s best musicians. And if the gospel-led Revelations doesn’t move you, I don’t think anything can.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater helps us remember how far we’ve come as well as the struggles we still need to fight to overcome. Come see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Atlanta (or anywhere) to take a respite from the fast paced, technological world and immerse yourself in creativity, originality, and beauty. You will not be disappointed!
More Information on Alvin Ailey in Atlanta
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns during Black History Month to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre, February 15 – 19 with timely works that shine a spotlight on social issues and celebrate the birth centennials of jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald. The engagement features exciting world premieres, Robert Battle’s Ella, and Ailey dancer Hope Boykin’s r-Evolution, Dream., inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ailey’s 2017 Atlanta Engagement Programming:
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. – AILEY FAN NIGHT Deep / Cry, The Hunt / Revelations
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. – STUDENT PERFORMANCE Night Creature excerpt, Revelations
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. – OPENING NIGHT The Winter in Lisbon / r-Evolution, Dream. / Ella, Revelations
Friday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Exodus / Masekela Langage / After The Rain Pas De Deux, Revelations
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. – FAMILY MATINEE* The Winter in Lisbon / r-Evolution, Dream. / Ella, Revelations
*followed by post-performance Q&A with dancers
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Deep / Untitled America / Revelations
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. The Winter in Lisbon / r-Evolution, Dream. / Ella, Revelations
Join the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their 2017 engagement in Atlanta, as they celebrate the human spirit and inspire all people through dance.