There is a season for everything, and every winter between the month’s of January and February, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company visits the city of Atlanta. This year they will visit Atlanta from February 13th to 16th as part of a 23-city North American tour that marks the 25th season since the passing of legendary founder Alvin Ailey. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will grace the historic Fox Theatre stage for five inspiring performances with an exciting collection of premieres and new productions from a wide range of renowned choreographers.
“Ailey strives to find new ways to be a beacon of artistic excellence and light,” said Robert Battle. “My amazing dancers surpass boundaries, embodying the vision of great choreographers to create something extraordinary. I am excited to share this season’s cornucopia of treasures with our Atlanta audience, as we continue to build upon Ailey’s rich history of inspiring all through dance.”
Alvin Ailey’s must-see Revelations will also be back to inspire audiences at each performance. It has made its way around the world over the past 53 years as a poignant American masterpiece, marked by its ability to transcend all cultural barriers in a hopeful celebration of the human spirit. Ailey invites you to bring a loved one to the Valentine’s Day performance on Friday, February 14th at 8 p.m. or the whole family to the Saturday, February 15th 2 p.m. Family Matinee program, which will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers and includes a buy one, get one at 50 percent off special offer.
In-demand choreographer Aszure Barton’s world premiere LIFT is an exhilarating exchange with Ailey’s renowned dancers, who inspired the process, movement, and composition, as well as the original percussive score by musical partner Curtis Macdonald. With a collaborative stylistic approach that is constantly evolving like no other, Barton’s world premiere work celebrates and challenges the cast of 19 dancers with its markedly intricate rhythmic patterns and mercurial structure. Barton’s distinctive and award-winning choreographic achievements are gaining wide recognition and have been presented by a diverse group of notable national and international dance companies.
Modern dance innovator Bill T. Jones’s D-Man in the Waters (Part I) is a true modern dance classic and a New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op
Where to get tickets …
Tickets start at $25 for Ailey’s 2014 Atlanta engagement from February 13th to 16th and are currently available for purchase at The Fox Theatre box office, 660 Peachtree Street NE, www.alvinailey.org, www.foxatltix.com or by calling 855-ATL-TIXX. Groups of 10 or more can save by calling 404-881-2000.
Ailey’s 2014 Atlanta Engagement Performance dates and times:
Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.