Friday, March 15, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring signature performance to the Detroit Opera House

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts. - PHOTO BY ANDREW ECCLES
  • Photo by Andrew Eccles
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts.
As America found itself in the throes of the civil rights movement, a small group of black dancers assembled under choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey for a one-night-only performance in New York in 1958. Sixty years later, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its status as being a “cultural Ambassador to the world” with an anniversary tour. The modern dance company will deliver Ailey’s signature work, Revelations, which explores the African-American tradition and history.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre will performance begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17; 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-961-3500; michiganopera.org; Tickets start at $35.

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