Alvin Ailey Returns to DC

first_imgThe Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform Feb. 3–8.The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street N.W., on its annual American tour. Based in New York City, the modern dance company was founded by the late Alvin Ailey in 1958. The company pulls from Ailey’s southern roots, choreographing movement to slave spirituals, jazz, and folk music. This year at the Center the company will debut “Odetta,” a piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing in memorial to singer Odetta Holmes, “the voice of the Civil Rights Movement.”  Tickets range from $30 – $125. The show runs from February 3- 8.Master classes available.

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