Continuing a 55-year relationship with Cal Performances, the magnificent dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater return to campus for the company’s annual residency with an exuberant selection of recent works and Ailey masterpieces. Steeped in the sounds of jazz, blues, and hip-hop, the Ailey repertory celebrates the Black American experience, offering music and movement as expressions of pure joy and as opportunities for reflection and resistance. Past favorites and new works come alive through the commitment and artistry of the company’s athletic, expressive dancers, who inhabit choreography by creators like Rennie Harris, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, Jamar Roberts, and Artistic Director Robert Battle with the same conviction as they reinvent classic Ailey gems like Revelations.
This performance is made possible, in part, by Janice and Nicholas E. Brathwaite (April 2).
Live Audio Description
For blind and visually impaired audience members, live audio descriptions are available for the Apr 2 performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For more information or to reserve a headset for this performance, please contact the Ticket Office.
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