World Famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Flynn

Sunday, April 22 at 7 pm, MainStage

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has dazzled audiences worldwide for over 50 years with unparalleled artistry. As the US Cultural Ambassador to the world, the company brings African-American cultural expression and the modern dance tradition to stages around the globe. Ailey’s legacy—shaping dancers of extraordinary technique, passion, and inimitable style—continues under the leadership of choreographer Robert Battle, Judith Jamison’s hand-picked successor. Called “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet†and “sleek, athletic masters of the universe†(New York Times), the evening includes Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations, which uses African-American spirituals and holy blues to explore the places of deepest grief and utmost joy in the soul.

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Tickets are $76, $62, $46, $25 (students & children save $4 off top three ticket prices)

This performance is sponsored by Pomerleau Real Estate, and this season's performances are sponsored by Comcast.

Hospitality support from Courtyard by Marriott Funded in part by Capezio/ Ballet Makers Dance Foundation, Inc. and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dance, music, and theater programming, including commissions and residencies, are supported by the Flynn General Endowment, raised over the past five years. The General Endowment received challenge grants from the Ford Foundation New Directions/New Donors program and the Argosy Foundation and was matched by generous support from the community. Flynn Center performances are funded in part by the Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation; also funded in part by Andrea’s Legacy Fund, used to protect and maintain the Flynn’s performing arts and education programs.

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Core Facts

  1. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is over 50 years old.

  2. First visit to Burlington with new choreographer Robert Battle, Judith Jamison's hand-picked successor.



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"A company whose worldwide popularity is rivaled only by the magnificence of its dancing. Everybody loves Ailey."

San Francisco Chronicle

Company information

30th March 2012

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Kevin Titterton

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