The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is returning to Atlanta from February 14-18 and Ice Cream Convos is very excited to announce we will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Family Matinee show at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, at the Fox Theater.
Immediately after the performance, there will be a Q&A session with some of the dancers to get the inside scoop on life as an Alvin Ailey dancer.
About The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires in all a universal celebration of the human spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Nearly 60 years after its founding, Ailey continues to move forward under the leadership of Artistic Director Robert Battle, demonstrating why Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the world’s most beloved dance companies.
Tony Award winner Twyla Tharp’s exuberant ballet The Golden Section is full of breathtaking leaps and finely-honed partnering. Set to a new wave rock score by David Byrne, it offers “dancing of astonishing beauty and power” (The New Yorker). Dance Magazine called this new production the “Best Revival of 2017. A dense and fun and funny concoction with split-second timing; nothing breaks these dancers’ stride.”
Alvin Ailey choreographed his signature solo Cry in 1971 as a gift for his dignified mother, Lula Cooper, and created the dance on his stunning muse, Judith Jamison. Mr. Ailey dedicated the ballet “to all black women everywhere–especially our mothers.” In this three-part solo the dancer, clad in a white leotard and long ruffled skirt, brings the audience on a journey from bitter sorrow, through brutal hardship, to ecstatic joy. The New York Times called it “probably the closest dance has ever come to a shout – or cry – of pure anger, pain and exultation.”
The uplifting finale will be Alvin Ailey’s must-see masterpiece Revelations, which been seen by more audiences around the world than any other modern work. Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has inspired generations through its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring spirituals. Springing from Ailey’s childhood memories of growing up in the south and attending services at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Texas, Revelations pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of the African-American and explores the emotional spectrum of the human condition.
Still wondering why you should see Alvin Ailey?
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Note: All tickets for the Alvin Ailey Family Matinee are buy one regular price ticket, get a second at 50% off.