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Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, April 23-27, 2013


Seating Announcement

Please note that due to a policy of the company, there will be absolutely no late seating for this production. Patrons arriving after the performance begins will not be able to take their assigned seats until intermission. And familiarize yourself with ongoing campus construction, which effects Zellerbach Hall access and parking.

No season would be complete without a return visit by the incomparable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, perhaps the most acclaimed international ambassador of American culture performing today. Under the inspired leadership of artistic director Robert Battle, the ensemble continues to confirm what dance lovers worldwide have long known—that in terms of unparalleled artistry, athletic strength, and boundless passion, nothing beats the Ailey. Building upon the "big, big wow" (San Jose Mercury News) of its 2012 appearances, the company's 2013 Berkeley residency promises wide-ranging programs packed with Ailey classics—including the "divinely timeless, rousing, and radiant" Revelations (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)—and works by today's most exciting choreographers.

Program A (4/23, 4/26, 4/28): Kyle Abraham: Another Night (Bay Area premiere; music: Dizzy Gillespie)    Battle: Strange Humors (Bay Area premiere), In/Side    Jiří Kylián: Petite Mort (music: Mozart)    Ailey: Revelations

Program B (4/24, 4/27 eve): Ronald K. Brown: Grace (music: Ellington, Davis, Kuti)    Naharin: Minus 16    Ailey: Revelations

Program C (4/25): Garth Fagan: From Before    Harris: Home    Ailey: Pas de Duke, Revelations

Program D (4/27 mat): Ailey Classics, excerpts from eight classic works, including Memoria, Night Creature, and Cry; plus Revelations

Related Events

Donor Events: Donor Intermissions
Tue, Apr 23, 8 pm
Sat, Apr 27, 8 pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,200+)

During select performances throughout the season, Producer's Circle members are invited to join us for complimentary refreshments on the Mezzanine at Zellerbach Hall. Donor Intermissions are the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the company of other Producer's Circle members.

Membership benefits like these are our way of thanking our supporters for their much needed contributions. To find out how you can become a Donor, please call 510.643.8783 or visit our Support section.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]


Television Ad

Another Night

Strange Humors

From Before

Minus 16

Petite Mort



Pas de Duke


11th Anniversary of AileyCamp

AileyCamp, the nationally acclaimed summer youth program, conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and locally produced by Cal Performances, teaches life lessons through ballet, modern, jazz and African dance to Berkeley/Oakland middle school students. Follow three AileyCampers from beginning impressions through the grand finale performance at the end of the six week experience. (Length: 8:25)

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