Society for the Performing Arts presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) presents Houston favorite, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM, followed by performances on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has forever changed the perception of American dance. Each performance of their awaited Houston return features the company’s signature masterpiece—Revelations choreographed in 1960 by Alvin Ailey. Other works will be announced.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled March 1958 performance in New York. Founded by Alvin Ailey, recent posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom–the nation’s highest civilian honor, and guided by Judith Jamison beginning in 1989, the Company is now led by Robert Battle, whom Judith Jamison chose to succeed her on July 1, 2011.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents–as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms-promoting the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition.
In addition to being the Principal Dance Company of New York City Center, where its performances have become a year-end tradition, the Ailey company performs annually at various theaters and performing arts centers around the country, and appears frequently in other major theaters throughout the United States and the world during extensive yearly tours.
The Ailey organization also includes Ailey II (1974), a second performing company of emerging young dancers and innovative choreographers; The Ailey School (1969), one of the most extensive dance training programs in the world; Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs, which brings dance into the classrooms, communities and lives of people of all ages; and The Ailey Extension (2005), a program offering dance and fitness classes to the general public. For more information on Alvin Ailey, visit www.alvinailey.org
Tickets for SPA’s presentation of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater start at $40. Masks and proof of vaccination or negative professionally administered COVID test are required. Audiences are asked to self-screen prior to arriving to the theater. For more information visit www.spahouston.org