“Unbelievable! Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life-good.”
Presented by Virginia Arts Festival, this legendary company, beloved by generations of audiences and revered by critics around the world, lifts audiences to their feet with performances of classics by their founder, the Presidential Medal of Freedom-awarded Kennedy Center Honoree Alvin Ailey, and some of the most exciting contemporary choreographers of the 20th and 21st century. “The dancing is wonderful – assured, skillful, incredibly fast. The evening concludes, as does every performance, with Ailey’s Revelations, from 1960, set to spirituals and gospel, a triumphant hymn to the human spirit, moving from a sense of sorrow to joy-filled life” (The Guardian, UK).