*The Ailey organization proudly continues its mission of using dance to educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages. Now, with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on its way to L.A. as they embark upon their North American tour, the troupe is giving public school students the opportunity to experience residencies via the legendary Alvin Ailey American masterpiece, “Revelations,” not only the best known and most often seen modern dance performance, but an innovative curriculum-based initiative designed to inspire students to study language arts, social studies and dance in depth.
The residency is being sponsored by The Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation, and Ailey Arts in Education Programs in Los Angeles will have residencies at two schools – Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School and Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School from March 9th – 13th. All expenses will be paid by the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation through a gift from the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation.
During the residency students will demonstrate a Horton technique warm-up, learn about Alvin Ailey’s history and legacy and perform an excerpt from Revelations. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s visit to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will inspire the students with a live performance of Revelations, which is acclaimed as a must-see for all.
About the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Founded in 1958, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World.” Ailey’s artists have performed for an estimated 23 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents. Led by Robert Battle, Ailey’s performances celebrate the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition.