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February 21st, 2012
Let the Spirit Move You

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jacksonville, Florida

The spirit of the Master of American Modern Dance, Alvin Ailey, lives on through the colossal talent of his legacy dance company – The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

This year marks the company’s 53rd birthday as it embarks on whirlwind tour of 27 North American cities. Rave reviews are rolling in for this celebrated troupe’s astounding presentation of new works and repertory favorites under the directon of Artistic Director, Robert Battle.

Highlights Include:

Paul Taylor’s Classic – Arden Court (1981)  A dynamic dance set to  a sumptous baroque score by William Boyce featuring striking duets, solos and a men’s sextet that showcases the dancers’ skill and musicality.

Rennie Harris’ Hip-Hop SaluteHome (2011)  Soulful music and street dance that resonate with today’s real world challenges…recounting inspiring battles – lost and won – against HIV.

Alvin Ailey’s Timeless Masterpiece – Revelations (1960)  A Tribute to African- American Heritage. A spiritual journey of courage, sorrow and joy…and the strength of the spirit.

Poignant and powerful are the performances!

Each movement is captivating and pure in its execution. The message is clear and clean; the focus is on raw expression and a celebration of the human spirit without the need for elaborate sets or costumes.

Expect nothing less than graceful athleticism and cutting-edge choreography.

Get ready for an inspirational and electrifying event!

 

 

Spotlight: The Moran Theater/Times Union Center – Jacksonville, Florida

Date: Tuesday; February 28, 2012

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $41+

Group Discounts Available.

For more information, visit the Artist Series Box Office online.

Or, call 904-632-3373/800-860-BWAY.

Not in Jacksonville…no worries.

“Mark Your Calendar” for a tour date coming to a city near you:

Houston, TX – Jones Hall for the Performing Arts; 3/2 – 3/4

Costa Mesa, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts; 3/6 – 3/11

Berkeley, CA – Zellerbach Hall; 3/13 – 3/18

Las Vegas, NV – Smith Centre for Performing Arts; 3/20 – 3/21

Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre; 4/11 – 4/15

Photos Credits: Andrew Eccles

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