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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fiftieth Anniversary Tour
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69 events
17 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

Absolutely wonderful! The best performance they've done in LA! Full of energy...and Sweet Honey in the Rock was an added bonus! Bravo!

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6 stars
attended Mar 19 2009

The connection between the dancers was unbelievable.
The audience was cheering with delight....
Great energy! Great night!

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21 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 18 2009

The Alvin Ailey performance and dancers, as always, were lovely to watch. The singers were an added bonus, and it was marvelous to be at the 50th anniversary and to celebrate Mr. Ailey's achievement

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Join the celebration as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, America’s cultural ambassador to the world, marks its 50th anniversary of bringing African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to the world’s stages.

Each performance will open with the showing of a short film, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 50 – A Golden Anniversary Celebration commemorating the rich 50-year history of this internationally renowned dance company.



Thirty Minute Lectures begin one hour prior to curtain and take place in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Hall.


March 18 program (Choreographer / Composer)

_Go In Grace _(Southern California premiere)(Hope Boykin / Sweet Honey In The Rock)

Suite Otis(George Faison / Otis Redding)

Revelations(Alvin Ailey / Music: Traditional)

March 18’s program features live accompaniment by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

March 19 program (Choreographer / Composer)

Festa Barocca(Mauro Bigonzetti / Georg Friedrich Handel)

Treading(Elisa Monte / Steve Reich “Eighteen Musicians”)

Revelations(Alvin Ailey / Music: Traditional)

March 20 program(Choreographer / Composer)

Anniversary Highlights*(Alvin Ailey / Music: Various)

Revelations(Alvin Ailey / Music: Traditional)

  • Created specifically to commemorate the company’s triumphs and the gifts of its founder, Anniversary Highlights features excerpts from many of Alvin Ailey’s most popular and beloved ballets. Discover rarely-seen gems and revisit favorite works.

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