VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin Ailey

Veteran Company member Hope Boykin has been inspired by the sermons and speeches of DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create this large ensemble work that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson (from Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings recorded by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (from Hamilton).

Check out a behind the scenes look at r-Evolution, Dream below!

For more information, visit: https://www.alvinailey.org/performances/repertory/r-evolution-dream

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World," has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Ailey's permanent home is The Joan Weill Center for Dance, the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the dance capital of the world.

The Ailey Organization includes: Ailey II (a second performing company of young dancers and emerging choreographers), The Ailey School (one of the world's most extensive dance training programs), Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs (which bring dance into classrooms and communities), and Ailey Extension (offering dance and fitness classes to the public).

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin Ailey