Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Choreography: Alvin Ailey 
Music: Traditional Spirituals 

Using African American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. 

Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the African American cultural heritage—“sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that tradition, born out of the choreographer’s “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. But since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality, and appealing to universal emotions, making it the most widely seen modern dance work in the world. 

More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Seeing Revelations for the first time or the hundredth can be a transcendent experience, with audiences cheering, singing along and dancing in their seats from the opening notes of the plaintive “I Been ’Buked” to the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale, “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.” 
 

 


 

 

 “If you haven’t seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, you haven’t seen dance…[they’re] the most exciting dance company in the world. If you’ve never seen them perform, you have no idea what the human body can do, in terms of sheer grace, control, elegance, strength, and athleticism.” 

-THE HUFFINGTON POST
 

“Watching Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater can change your life. If that sounds like a slogan, it’s truth in advertising.” 

-THE NEW YORK TIMES  
 

“The Ailey dancers set the stage on fire with contemporary repertory. Talk about electrifying. The dancers wrapped their bodies and souls around works created for them.” 

-CHICAGO SUN TIMES 
 

“The name Alvin Ailey is practically synonymous with contemporary American dance.” 

-THE TORONTO STAR 
 

“This company’s nonchalant virtuosity routinely sends its audience into the rapture zone.” 

-THE WASHINGTON POST 
 

 “The crowd starts cheering before the curtain goes up.”  

– THE NEW YORK TIMES 
 

“In its sixty-year history, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre has enjoyed an inspiring ascent from hardscrabble origins to a long, still unchallenged reign as America’s most popular dance company…” 

-THE NEW YORKER  

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Alvin Ailey at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
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Show Date

Apr. 20, 2022 7:30 PM

Theater

Uihlein Hall
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Genre
Children Dance
Suggestion
Date Night Family Fun Friends Girls Night Kids Show
Audience
Family Friendly
Presenter
Marcus Center