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Saturday, December 5, 2020

"Revelations" Around the World

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey's Revelations Pierre Wachholder

Join Ailey ExtensionA?for this monumental occasion as 300 international students come together to learn excerpts of choreography from Alvin Aileya??s signature masterpiece, RevelationsA?for free.

Since its premiere in 1960, Alvin Aileya??s RevelationsA?has been a lasting cultural treasure beloved by people from around the world. Using African American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Aileya??s timeless American masterpiece fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.A?

This enduring classic is a tribute to that tradition, born out of the choreographera??s a??blood memoriesa?? of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church.A? Revelations has been performed continuously around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality, and appealing to universal emotions, making it one of the most recognized ballets in the world.

This workshop will be led by Ailey Extension director and Company alumna, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, and filmed for use during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater'sA?upcoming virtual season.

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