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Ailey II Residency and Performance at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Ailey II
The Next Generation of Dance

October 21, 2016 @ 10 AM
The Harris Theater


This special matinee performance by one of the most dynamic dance companies in the nation, led by Troy Powell, Artistic Director, includes excerpts from the company’s repertoire in full costume and lighting. Narration provides background on Alvin Ailey and the company’s mission. The performance will end with excerpts from Ailey’s signature work, “Revelations,” considered one of the great American artworks and a profound expression of African American history.

Thank you to our Ailey II Dance Residency Sponsor Herzfeld Foundation and our Ailey II Show Sponsor Arts Midwest. This performance of Ailey II is presented as part of the 2016/2017 Beyond the Classroom Student Series, which is made possible by Kinder Morgan Foundation and Lynn Sprangers.

Recommended for grades K-12.


For more than 40 years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Troy Powell, Ailey II embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.