“Second to none” – Dance Magazine
“…one of the most sublime dances ever choreographed.”
– Karen Campbell, The Boston Herald
Exquisite and soul-touching, Ailey II is the younger company in the legendary Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Family, merging the spirit and energy of the best young dance talent with the groundbreaking tradition of their namesake. The company will perform Revelations and other works from Ailey II’s diverse repertoire.
Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. More than just a popular dance work, it is a seminal American work that has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Prepare to cheer, sing along, and dance in your seats from the opening notes of the plaintive “I Been ’Buked” to the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale, “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.”.
This is a Kids Play Free event.
Photo credit: Ailey II Photo by Kyle Froman
This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.