News March/April 2009


LOS ANGELES -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater marks its 50th anniversary with a 50-city global tour including performances March 18-22 at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The two programs include the Southern California premiere of Go in Grace, choreographed by Hope Boykin to music by Grammy Award-winning female a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, which performs opening night. All programs include Revelations and commence with a short film about the history of the company, known for its African-American cultural expression and American modern dance traditions.

Commemorative merchandise includes Ailey Ascending, a photographic art book by Andrew Eccles; an Ailey Movado Museum Dial Timepiece; and an Ailey Barbie Doll. Call 213-365-3500.

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