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Kimmel Center Presents

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Friday
Feb 03, 2017
Saturday
Feb 04, 2017
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Overview

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – and has reached millions more online and through television broadcasts.

 

2/3 Friday Evening:

r-Evolution, Dream. (an MLK inspired ballet)

Untitled America (about the American Prison system)

Revelations

2/4 Sat matinee:

Exodus (a work by Rennie Harris)

Awakening

After the Rain

Revelations

2/4 Sat evening:

r-Evolution, Dream. (an MLK inspired ballet)

Untitled America (about the American Prison system)

Revelations

GROUPS OF 10+ SAVE!

“Unbelievable. Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life good.”  – NBC’S TODAY SHOW

"This company’s nonchalant virtuosity routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone." THE WASHINGTON POST

“An international powerhouse known for explosive and appealing modern dance.”  – THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

“Some of the most bravura dancers on the planet.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“The crowd starts cheering before the curtain goes up.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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