Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at BAM

Jun 9—Jun 14, 2009
Performance dates & times
RUN TIME: 2hrs with intermission
June 2009
31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Tuesday June 09, 2009
Performances no longer available.

Program A: Best Of Ailey
Suite Otis - George Faison
Hymn - Judith Jamison
Revelations - Alvin Ailey
Jun 9 & 11 at 7:30pm
Jun 13 at 2 & 7:30pm

Program B: Classic Ailey
Blues Suite with live music - Alvin Ailey
Anniversary Highlights - Alvin Ailey
Revelations - Alvin Ailey
Jun 10 & 12 at 7:30pm
Jun 14 at 3 & 7:30pm

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

“[Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music]...amplified just how good these dancers are… The troupe brought an instinctive ability to shape the pieces to say to the audience: ‘Look at what we have for you! Isn’t it amazing?’ And amazing it is...”
—The New York TImes

Following its triumphant return to BAM last spring, Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater comes back to Brooklyn with two new programs that celebrate the artistry, grace, and vitality that have distinguished the Ailey company for 50 years.

All performances include Ailey's quintessential masterpiece, Revelations, in its entirety.

The "Best Of Ailey" program showcases selections from the Company's diverse repertory, including a new production of Judith Jamison's award-winning tribute to Ailey entitled Hymn. In episodes ranging from quiet solos to explosive full company dances, Hymn reveals Ailey's genius and humanity through narrative recollections from past and present dancers in text conceived, written and narrated by actor/playwright Anna Deavere Smith.

"Classic Ailey" features Alvin Ailey's landmark ballet Blues Suite with a live onstage band and excerpts from many of his most popular and beloved ballets. Spanning every decade of his impressive career, this retrospective illustrates the range and resonance of one man's legacy with rarely-seen gems and favorite works.