Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Renowned for its soul-stirring high energy performances, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of America's greatest companies. Taking popular music, gospel and jazz and mixing the classical vocabulary of ballet with a contemporary style, the Company of 30 dancers radiate a slick and sassy energy that is purely infectious.
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The world-famous and world-class dance company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to Sadler's Wells for the first time since 2010 with an exhilarating showcase of dance. Celebrating nearly 60 years of unparalleled artistry, Ailey's trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy bring audiences everywhere to their feet every night. The evening begins with Open Door. Renowned for his fusion of African and modern dance, Brown adds new flavour to his signature style, setting this work to recordings by Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Following this is Paul Taylor's Piazzolla Caldera: a sensual expos? of tango as reinterpreted and reimagined with modern dance. Taylor honours the tradition of tango, preserving the essence of the form in his choreography. Concluding the evening is Ailey's legendary Revelations - the most 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.