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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Trip the Light Fantastic April 22nd and 23rd in Memorial Hall

The New York Times describes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as "pure movement, pure magic" (photo of Antonio Douthit-Boyd by Andrew Eccles)

The New York Times describes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as “pure movement, pure magic” (photo of Antonio Douthit-Boyd by Andrew Eccles)

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present two SOLD-OUT performances at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, and Wednesday, April 23rd, in Memorial Hall, on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, as part of the critically acclaimed Carolina Performing Arts’ series. The April 22nd performance, which is supported by performance benefactor Jane Ellison, in celebration of Jacqueline Zinn’s love of dance, will include “The River,” “Lift,” and “Revelations.” The April 23rd performance, which is made possible, in part, by performance benefactor Morgan Stanley, will include “Four Corners,” “D-Man, Inside,” and “Revelations.”

According to Carolina Performing Arts:

“Alvin Ailey’s story is one of the most inspirational in the history of American performing arts, and his genius forever changed the perception of American dance. From its now-fabled beginnings in 1958 at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has grown to become the nation’s dance ambassador.

“Bringing African-American cultural expression and the American modern dance tradition to the world’s stages, the company has performed at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents.

“The Alvin Ailey legacy continues with the extraordinary artistry of the company’s beautiful dancers, whose splendid technique and remarkable style, signature characteristics of the Ailey tradition, continue to dazzle audiences around the globe. The Company’s annual visit to Memorial Hall has become an essential part of the Carolina Performing Arts season and a time-honored Chapel Hill tradition.”

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancers include Alicia Graf Mack and Jamar Roberts (photo by Andrew Eccles)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancers include Alicia Graf Mack and Jamar Roberts (photo by Andrew Eccles)

SECOND OPINION: April 21st Durham, NC Herald-Sun preview by Susan Broili: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x740451614/A-performance-full-of-urgency-hope-and-joy (Note: You must register to read this article); and April 16th Durham, NC Indy Week mini-preview by Byron Woods: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/alvin-ailey-american-dance/Event?oid=3992046.

Carolina Performing Arts presents the ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27599, on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

TICKETS: Both shows are SOLD OUT.

INFORMATION: 919-843-3333 or CPAtixquestions@unc.edu.

SHOW: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater-13-14/.

VIDEO PREVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/user/AileyOrganization.

PRESENTER: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolina-Performing-Arts/9560250967, and https://twitter.com/UNCPerformArts,

VENUE: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/about/venues/.

DIRECTIONS: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/visit/getting-here/.

OTHER LINKS:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, NY dance troupe): http://www.alvinailey.org/ (official website), https://www.facebook.com/AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater (Facebook page), https://www.youtube.com/user/AileyOrganization (YouTube channel), and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Ailey_American_Dance_Theater (Wikipedia).

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Robert W. McDowell has written articles for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, CVNC, and Triangle Arts and Entertainment, all based in Raleigh. He edits and publishes two FREE weekly e-mail newsletters. Triangle Review provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of local performing-arts events. (Start your FREE subscription by e-mailing robertm748@aol.com and typing SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) McDowell also maintains a FREE list of movie sneak previews. (To subscribe, e-mail robertm748@aol.com and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.)

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