Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World," visits Jacksonville's Times-Union Center – Moran Theater on Tuesday, February 28th for one performance only! The show's 2012 North American Tour launches the next era in Ailey history, led by dynamic Artistic Director Robert Battle in his inaugural season.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of the human spirit, using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Join Ailey's unparalleled dancers for an electrifying performance that will reveal once again why Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has brought audiences around the globe to their feet night after night with an incomparable sense of freedom, spirit and joy!
For his first season as Artistic Director, Battle has chosen to add to the repertory a rich array of premieres and new productions that express his vision for the company while honoring some of his most significant artistic influences. The new season celebrates an American modern dance master, addresses an important social issue through hip hop, and spotlights an influential female choreographer. The programming includes the revival of an iconic Alvin Ailey masterpiece, presents a signature work by the company's new leader, and takes the company in new directions through improvisation and audience participation.
"This is the beginning of a new adventure-for the company, for me and for our audiences," statEd Battle. "It gives me great pride to build upon the inspiring legacy of Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison. I'm excited for people across the country to witness the world's most amazing dancers as we take the next step in Ailey's inspiring journey."
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents, promoting the uniqueness of the African?American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition.
Tickets for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30PM at the Times-Union Center start at $41.00 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org or The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or email@example.com.