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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Comes to the Big Screen

On October 22, dance enthusiasts will get an up close and personal look at performances from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre on movie screens nationwide, as a part of “Lincoln Center at the Movies, Great American Dance” lineup.  Fathom Events and Lincoln Center present four performances from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (“Revelations,” “Chroma,” “Grace,” “Takademe”) along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the dance company and exclusive interviews with the artists.

Alvin Ailey movieThis is a rare opportunity to see performances on such a large scale. In particular, Revelations, a masterpiece of American dance and described by “The New York Times” as “one of the great works of the human spirit,” will be showcased.  The iconic dance performance is backed by African American spirituals, sermons, gospel songs, and blues, and is truly a must see for even the most casual of art appreciators.  In addition, not only is this is an affordable way for people throughout the country to  see the company perform, it allows viewers to see Ailey literally larger than life, which is the way the performances typically feel when watching them on stage.

In addition to “Revelations,” the electrifying program will include Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma,” set to music scored by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s “Grace,” which combines modern and West African dance accompanied by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti‘s music, and closing with Robert Battle’s “Takademe.”

This showing is one night only, and pre-sale tickets are available now.

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