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Revelations

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November 16, 2012
Artistic Director Robert Battle and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater invite audiences of all ages to experience the 2012 Family Matinee series - performances on Saturdays at 2pm in December that are all followed by a question-and-answer session with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers.

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What "Revelations" Means To Me

Ailey artistic director Robert Battle, dancers Hope Boykin and Rachael McLaren, rehearsal director/guest artist Matthew Rushing, and guest artist Alicia Graf Mack discuss what Mr. Ailey's masterpiece, "Revelations" means to them.

Footage from the "Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance" film series. For more information, please visit lincolncenteratthemovies.org/productions/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater

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November 16, 2012
Artistic Director Robert Battle and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater invite audiences of all ages to experience the 2012 Family Matinee series - performances on Saturdays at 2pm in December that are all followed by a question-and-answer session with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers.
September 06, 2012
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week holiday season on November 28th with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the Hilton New York. Academy award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair and Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations will be sung live with special celebrity guests onstage.
March 31, 2011
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution "recognizing the artistic and cultural contributions of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the 50th Anniversary of the first performance of Alvin Ailey's masterwork, Revelations."

Press Coverage

February 01, 2016
The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is on tour, and they will be stopping at the Fox Theatre next week for an extended stay. From Feb. 10 to 14, the company will perform a collection of pieces and end each show with "Revelations," a celebrated piece by Alvin Ailey.
January 31, 2016
"It's pretty clear that there's a love affair between audiences and 'Revelations'," choreographer Alvin Ailey wrote in his autobiography, speaking of the work that would become the signature of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He was not overstating the case.
November 25, 2015
Anna Gilligan hit the dance floor for a class on 'Revelations,' the signature choreographic work of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Bios

October 08, 2012
(1960)   Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Traditional   Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations has become one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance, acclaimed as a must-see for all and...

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May 10, 2016
Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has consistently enraptured audiences all over the world with the perfect blend of reverent grace and spiritual elation. Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece pays homage to and reflects the cultural heritage of the African-American, what Ailey thought of as one of America’s richest treasures—“sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.”