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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Mini Performance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shares "Ailey Magic" with students, giving insights into the history of the company and its founder Alvin Ailey. The company performs their signature work, Revelations.



View the Cuesheet performance guide online or use the resources below to go deeper.
  • Discover more about the company and its repertory on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s website.
  • Find a more in-depth profile on choreographer Alvin Ailey on PBS.
  • Can’t get enough “Ailey Magic”? Check out the company’s Vimeo channel and watch videos of the pieces featured here and many more.
  • Interested in choreography? Give it a shot with Arts Alive’s Virtual Dance Studio.


Core Connections:
This performance is connected to the following Common Core Standards:
Social Studies—History, Culture; Music, Dance—Connecting (Cn.11)

KC Connection
The stars shine in Ailey’s homage to Duke Ellington
KC Connection
Choreographer Kyle Abraham compares his choreography to gumbo, a Southern soup
Master + Work
Find out how Ailey explored themes of African American heritage and culture through dance
This Day in the Arts
January 05, 1931: Alvin Ailey is born in Rogers, Texas
Collection
Learn about the African American experience through the arts — and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.
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