Saturday, August 6th: Ailey II: Revelations

Ailey II: Revelations
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
7pm doors, 8pm start
Free

Alvin Ailey’s signature work, one of the great masterpieces of American dance, is revived by AILEY II in a special 50th anniversary celebration of its premier. REVELATIONS is a tribute to the cultural heritage of the African-American—and to Ailey’s genius—that uses spirituals, song-sermons, gospel, and holy blues to fervently explore in movement and music the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul. “Is there a more moving work in 20th century dance than Revelations?” (Chicago Tribune) The evening begins with a pre-performance artists’ discussion.