2018/02/24 – Alvin Ailey Dancers to teach dance at KROC and Reggie Lewis Centers
Classes are Feb 24 at the KROC Center in Dorchester and Feb 25th at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Complex on Tremont St in Roxbury. Instruction will be led by two master teachers and a musician from Alvin Ailey American Dance
The Celebrity Series of Boston announces these two free public events. Participants of all ages and abilities are offered the chance to learn and perform choreography from Alvin Ailey’s iconic masterwork, “Revelations.”
The Revelations Celebration Community Workshop is presented by Celebrity Series to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Alvin Ailey company’s 1968 Boston debut. The company returns to Boston for its 50th Anniversary performances 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 celebrityseries.org/AILEY50.