Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Miami!

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and the Adrienne Arsht Center presented the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater February 20-23, 2014 in Downtown Miami.  The late Alvin Ailey founded the American Dance Theater in 1958, went on to popularize modern dance, and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.  The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater commemorates the distinctiveness of the African-American culture through an experience of preservation and development of the American modern dance heritage. 

Through international touring, Ailey’s company was designated “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world” by U.S. Congressional resolution in 2008.  

Miami’s own Robert Battle, is the company’s third Artistic Director since its inception in 1958.  These artistically directed performances mesmerized its sold-out audiences with dance choreographies by Wayne McGregor (Chroma), Ronald Brown (Four Corners), Aszure Barton (Lift), Bill T. Jones (D-Man in the Waters, Part 1), and Alvin Ailey original pieces like Night Creature, Pas de Duke, and The River.  

Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center was sold-out for four days performing captivating pieces from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in which each day dedicated Ailey’s most critically acclaimed piece “Revelations.”

We were invited to attend opening night that featured the choreographies Chroma, Four Corners, and Revelations.  From the rise of the curtains until closing, the dancers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dazzled and fascinated us.  It was an unforgettable performance we did not want to end.  If you are able to experience these dazing performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, prepare yourself to be astounded by some of the best dancers from one of the best dance companies in the world.