Alvin Ailey Dance: 2018 performance update

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• Company members visit Boston schools in January 2018, and teach free Revelations community workshops in February 2018

• Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Boston’s Wang Theatre March 22-25, 2018

Video of a dancer explaining what its like to dance the signature work titled :”REVELATIONS,”
when a dancer becomes “possessed.”


“REVELATIONS: The Legacies of Alvin Ailey and Elma Lewis” honors the lasting impact of Ailey’s internationally recognized choreography alongside the enduring influence of Boston educator and social justice advocate Elma Lewis. Lewis’ passion for student engagement in the arts mirrored Ailey’s mission to keep African-American stories and traditions alive.

In February, Celebrity Series’ “Arts for All” initiative presents two free “Revelations Celebration” Community Workshops, where hundreds of Boston residents will gather to learn choreography from Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece on February 24 and 25. Former Ailey member Nasha Thomas will lead the workshops, which will be open to people of all ages and dance abilities. Additional details will be released later.

For details on this and all #Ailey50 Celebrity Series of Boston events, visit