Get A Chance To Dance with Alvin Ailey's at REVELATIONS Community Workshops

Celebrity Series of Boston presents "Revelations Celebration Community Workshops," two free, all-ages, family-friendly events where participants will hear live music from local gospel choirs and learn dance moves from Alvin Ailey's iconic work, Revelations. The welcoming, inclusive workshops are led by longtime Ailey dancer and master teacher Nasha Thomas with Ailey teaching artists Cheryl Rowley-Gaskins and Roderick Johnson. These events are part of Celebrity Series' 50th anniversary celebration of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 1968 Boston debut.

WHEN/ Sat., Feb. 24, 1:30 PM -- Salvation Army Kroc Center Gym in Dorchester (650 Dudley Street)

WHERE Sun., Feb. 25, 2:30 PM -- Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Roxbury (1350 Tremont Street) **

** NOTE: Sunday's event is near capacity, check online for availability.

RSVP Pre-registration is required at www.celebrityseries.org/Ailey50. For groups larger than 10, contact (617) 482-2595 ai@celebrityseries.org<


Boston area residents of all ages and dance abilities are welcome to take part in these community celebrations of Alvin Ailey's soul-stirring dance masterpiece "Revelations." Participants will be led through the dance steps and choreography from three sections of the work. Both workshops include performances by local gospel choirs, and dancing will be accompanied by live percussion music. Participants should wear comfortable, loose clothing or dancewear. Clean, rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended.

Before the Dorchester event begins, the St. Paul AME Church choir will perform, led by Donnell Patterson. The Roxbury event opens with the Boston Latin School Gospel Choir, led by Kristen George.

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