Through Sunday only, “the Ailey dancers return like conquering heroes” (The New York Times) with new shows including five premieres never before seen in Miami.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director (and Miami native) Robert Battle’s Mass is a mesmerizing large ensemble work that emphasizes the Ailey dancers’ “heroic vitality” (The New York Times).
Members Don’t Get Weary by Company member (and Miami native) Jamar Roberts is set to jazz legend John Coltrane’s recordings. “As emotional as it is virtuosic” (The New York Times).
Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s Victoria “builds up kinetic excitement” (The New York Times) with its audacious, athletic movement style set to a modern rewriting of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
Audiences will be dancing in their seats to the throbbing disco soundtrack of Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up. “Quite simply, the event of the season” (HuffPost).
And the fierce Ailey women present “a potent statement on homelessness and displacement [that] speaks pointedly to the present” (The New York Times) in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter .
All performances close with Alvin Ailey’s beloved masterpiece, Revelations, which “cannot fail to move” (Vogue).
Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm (Family Matinee w/ Free post-performance Q&A) and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.
For details, offers, and tickets, visit AlvinAiley.org/Miami or call 305-949-6722.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132