Celebrating 'Revelations' In These Times

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If life were normal this spring, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater would be on the road performing its annual national tour. They'd be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the company's signature work, “Revelations”, described by The New York Times as “modern dance's unquestionably greatest hit.”

Of course, the tour's not happening, but you can see a “Live from Lincoln Center” performance streamed next month. WBUR's Sharon Basco has our appreciation of one of the best-loved treasures of American culture.

You can see “Revelations” online.

Thursday, June 4 at 8 p.m. ET is the streaming premiere of a 2015 film of an “Ailey at Lincoln Center” performance. And on Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, a homage to “Revelations” will be part of a virtual Ailey Spirit Gala. And you can see and hear from the Ailey company anytime on Ailey All Access.

To enjoy a variety of digital content, follow Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey Extension on Facebook and Instagram, Ailey II on Facebook, and The Ailey School on Instagram, as well as visit Ailey All Access and www.alvinailey.orgregularly for updates.

This segment aired on May 22, 2020.

Sharon Basco Contributor, The ARTery
Sharon Basco is a a journalist, critic and public radio producer.



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