Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2010
14 September - 23 October 2010

'The Alvin Ailey company are an American institution, a much-loved embodiment of the ideal of the melting pot nation' The Guardian

Dance Consortium presents

Alvin Ailey Amercian Dance Theater

One of the world’s favourite dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is coming back to the UK for what promises to be another sell-out tour. Celebrating more than 50 years of unparalleled artistry, Ailey’s trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy bring audiences everywhere to their feet every night.

What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit which both the audience and dancers share together. Alongside this is their exciting repertoire of breath-taking new productions and beloved Ailey classics, including the jubilant, soul-stirring signature piece, Revelations.

Under the Artistic Direction of Judith Jamison, who is celebrating her 20th anniversary this year, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has become America’s cultural ambassador to the world, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition.

Possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planetThe New York Times

They danced so brilliantly, and with such dazzling, throw-away insouciance, that you wanted them to do it again just as soon as they’d finished!” Evening Standard

Each work is cheered from its first musical notes; every curtain call prompts a hollering, whistling standing ovation.” – The Washington Post