"If you're not moved by Revelations, you would probably be happier in a morgue." – Birmingham Post (UK)
Two different programs!
Friday and Saturday night
Uptown • The Harlem Renaissance in all its swinging glory! Legends like Josephine Baker and Langston Hughes come alive to music of Fats Waller, Nat "King" Cole and more • by Matthew Rushing
The Evolution of a Secured Feminine • A witty journey of self-discovery with fast footwork to jazz by Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson
The Hunt • The men's turn to show off—an explosion of primal testosterone • by Robert Battle
Revelations • "A spiritual journey carved in tenderness and passion" (The Times, London) • by Alvin Ailey
Night Creature • The stage oozes with attitude as a glitzy group of cool cats groove and slither to Duke Ellington jazz • by Alvin Ailey
In/Side • A fervid, gripping male solo • by Robert Battle
Anointed • An exuberant work flying high on a joyous mix of neo-classical techno and Afro-Caribbean rhythms • by Christopher Huggins
Revelations • "The most beloved work of modern dance in existence" (Associated Press) • by Alvin Ailey
“Dancers who dance from the heart. Dancing about something other than looking beautiful.” – Judith Jamison, artistic director
Dance St. Louis and Wells Fargo Advisors present Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as part of the Wells Fargo Advisors Fox Series.
Dance St. Louis is supported by the Arts and Education Council, Missouri Arts Council, Regional Arts Commission, Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, and other sources. American Airlines is the official airline.