Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

June 3 – 8, 2008

Alternate Title The Joyce Theater presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at BAM
Country of Origin United States
Description The Joyce Theater presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) in two exhilarating programs. The company has dazzled audiences from New York City to South Africa and China with unparalleled artistry and now returns to BAM for the first time in more than 35 years. The "Classic Ailey" program, dedicated to choreography by Alvin Ailey, will feature the revival of Masekela Langage, a masterpiece which hasn't been performed in a decade, as well as the incomparable Revelations, a galvanizing tour de force celebrating African American cultural heritage that ranks as one of modern dance's most affecting works. The "Best Of" program includes selections from AAADT's dynamic repertory (including Revelations) as well as The Groove To Nobody's Business by emerging choreographer Camille A. Brown. Urban, athletic, and engaging, this explosive new work plants Ailey's vision firmly in the 21st century, ensuring that AAADT's future will be as rich as its past.
Identifier 2008s.00900