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The Ailey Citigroup Theater Announces Inaugural Season of Artistic Director Troy Powell

The Returning Favorites program will close with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's Divining. Divining was Jamison's first major work as a choreographer for the Ailey Company, created in 1984 at the request of her mentor, Alvin Ailey. Set to a score of North African, Central African, and Latin rhythms, Divining builds on African dance idioms to create a striking, pulsating modern dance work.

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Ailey II gratefully acknowledges the generous support provided by New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

TICKETS:
Tickets are now on sale at $49. To purchase tickets, visit Alvin Ailey or call 866-811-4111. Tickets can be purchased at The Ailey Citigroup Theater box office located at 405 West 55th Street beginning January 30. Check website for hours of operation. If available, a limited number of student rush tickets can be purchased at the box office 30 minutes prior to curtain for $10 (cash only). Groups of 10 or more receive a discount on tickets purchased. Visit AlvinAiley.org/GroupSales or call 212-405-9082 for more details.

Week 1
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:30pm - All New
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:30pm - Returning Favorites
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8pm - All New
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3pm - Returning Favorites
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8pm - All New
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3pm - All New
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 7:30pm - Returning Favorites

Week 2
Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 7:30pm - Returning Favorites
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:30pm - All New
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm - Returning Favorites
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 3pm - All New
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm - Returning Favorites
Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3pm - All New
Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:30pm - All New

All New:
ONE FORGOTTEN MOMENT / SPLENDID ISOLATION II ("The Calling"), RUSTY / VIRTUES (running time: 1hr. 39mins)

Returning Favorites:
THE EXTERNAL KNOT / QUINTET / DIVINING (running time: 1hr. 38mins)

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About Ailey II

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Ailey's pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.

After touring North America and abroad, Ailey II brings its critically acclaimed performances home each spring for an annual New York season at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Past engagements have taken place at the world-famous Apollo Theater and The Joyce Theater.

The company's repertory has included works by dance masters Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, Donald Byrd, Ulysses Dove, George W. Faison, Lar Lubovitch, Judith Jamison and Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle as well as works by rising choreographers such as Sidra Bell, Thang Dao, Carlos Dos Santos, and Christopher L. Huggins.

Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the country under the leadership of Sylvia Waters (1974 - 2012), combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.


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