Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ailey II

at The Lyric Theatre Feb 9, 2015 7:00 pm

Taking inspiration from the master of movement himself, Alvin Ailey, the Ailey II dance company strives to create community through dance. Celebrated as one of the most popular dance companies in the country, Ailey II represents the next generation of performative dance through their synthesis of traditional and contemporary choreography. Ailey II will be demonstrating their unique vision and expression of the human body this February at The Lyric. Partial proceeds of the Ailey II performance this February will benefit the St. Paul African Methodist Church.

Under the direction of Troy Powell, the innovative dance troupe, Ailey II, have honed their craft, bringing genre-defying and boundary-changing performances to audiences across the United States. Since its inception in 1974, Ailey II has attracted some of the nation’s brightest up-and-coming dancers of all backgrounds, establishing itself as one of the foremost dance companies in North America.

The company’s current repertory, which is constantly being updated and re-imagined, includes over 15 different choreographed performances. Ailey II’s choreography is designed by some of the most visionary choreographers working today, including Amy Hall Garner, Robert Battle, Jennifer Archibald, and Adam Baruch, among others. Ailey II pushes boundaries with every performance, inspired by the vision of Alvin Ailey, the former choreographer and activist who is credited in part with revolutionizing and popularizing modern dance.
Partial proceeds will benefit The St. Paul African Methodist Church

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