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Revelations has been called "the most beloved modern dance creation by anyone, anywhere." EVENT: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater DATE/TIME: Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. VENUE: Walt Disney Theater NOTES: The groundbreaking dance company will present a program of modern dance, including its signature piece, Revelations, which is set to 10 powerful African-American spirituals and gospel songs. TICKETS: Prices start at $45 ���������������������������������������������������������������������� D I D Y O U K N O W ? Alvin Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and, and although his troupes have always been multiracial, pioneering African-American participation in concert dance performances. His company gained the nickname “Cultural Ambassador to the World” because of its extensive international touring. FALL 2016 | artsLife 47 choreographers, and founded the New Directions Choreography Lab to nurture the next generation of artists. Artistic Director Robert Hill of the Orlando Ballet, the arts center’s resident ballet company, is among those eagerly anticipating Ailey's local performance. Hill says the troupe's “intensely athletic and beautifully nuanced artists” give it a unique identity in American dance. Hill has several Ailey connections. When he was a performer with American Ballet Theatre, he taught an Ailey company class. Several years ago, he invited former Ailey dancer Abdur-Rahim Jack son to create a new work for the Orlando Ballet. "I very much look forward to seeing the company here," Hill adds. "I hope it will inspire collaboration between us.” ��


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