When the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Atlanta each year, it’s a joyous occasion – like a family reunion, if your relatives happen to be brilliant dancers.
Every year since 1976, the Alvin Ailey Dancers return to the Fox Theatre during Black History Month. This season’s program includes works in response to gun violence, the destruction of a thriving African American community, and Ailey’s signature work concluding every performance — “Revelations” — the triumph of joy over adversity.
“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Ailey artistic director Robert Battle about the new season.
2020 Alvin Ailey Programming:
Thurs Feb 20: Divining, Cry / Ode / Revelations
Fri Feb 21: Ounce of Faith / Greenwood / Revelations
Sat Mat Feb 22: BUSK / City of Rain, A Case of You / Revelations
Sat Eve Feb 22: Divining, Cry / Ode / Revelations
Sun Mat Feb 23: BUSK / City of Rain, A Case of You / Revelations
Sun Eve Feb 23: Ounce of Faith / Greenwood / Revelations