Alvin Ailey

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Zellberbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Continuing a 55-year relationship with Cal Performances, the magnificent dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater return to campus for the company’s annual residency with an exuberant selection of recent works and Ailey masterpieces. Steeped in the sounds of jazz, blues, and hip-hop, the Ailey Repertory celebrates the Black American experience, offering music and movement as expressions of pure joy and as opportunities for reflection and resistance. Past favorites and new works come alive through the commitment and artistry of the company’s athletic, expressive dancers, who inhabit choreography by creators like Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Amy Hall Garner, Hans van Manen, and Alonzo King with the same conviction as they reinvent classic Ailey gems like Revelations.

April 4th, 2024 Special live show Revelations (1960; music: traditional spirituals; Score PERFORMED LIVE by vocalists Chenee Campbell, Nia Drummond, Sean Holland II, and Marvin Lowe; The Revelations Choir and Band, comprised of Bay Area musicians; conducted by Damien Sneed) This performance is made possible, in part, by Janice and Nicholas E. Brathwaite (April 2).