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Alvin Ailey company astounds in Cal Performances residency

While one may wait for the 11th-hour number during a stage musical or a band’s biggest hit during encore, audience members at an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance await the finale: “Revelations,” the company’s soulful masterpiece that has been gracing stages and changing lives since 1960. Though overshadowed by
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Alvin Ailey reinvigorates modern dance

Dance company performs at Zellerbach

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is quintessential American dance, balancing new and traditional, embracing color, new movement, props and humor. Under new artistic director Robert Battle, the company has become particularly more contemporary, concentrating less on the Negro spirituals that defined its repertoire before him. However, this more contemporary
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Dance theater fuses gospel and trance at Zellerbach Hall

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offers an alternative to those who are and aren’t into religious or Class A ecstasy. At Cal Performances on March 13, the company translated the inclusive energy of ritual spaces like the club and the church to Zellerbach Hall in pieces featuring gospel and
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