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The Essence of Ailey

Essence Magazine and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater join forces to showcase dance and the arts within the African American community

ESSENCE magazine invites you to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater spread its extraordinary beauty and grace, electrifying energy and soulful spirit across America this winter and spring with a 24-city tour of the United States.  Highlights of the tour include an array of Ailey repertory favorites and Artistic Director, Judith Jamison’s Reminiscin, which premiered to great acclaim in New York. 

Jamison takes her inspiration for Reminiscin’, sponsored by ESSENCE magazine, from the great female jazz artists Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Regina Carter and Diana Krall and artist Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks.  Set in a diner, Reminiscin captures the essence of loving relationships which made it such a perfect ballet for the magazine and its partnership with AAADT to showcase dance and the arts in the African American community.  

For more information and a complete tour schedule, visit XREF http://www.alvinailey.org www.alvinailey.org