Amazing family entertainment. FirstWorks brings Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World”, and their unparalleled artistry to Providence for the first time ever on May 10, 2011 at the Providence Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
FirstWorks has provided Kidoinfo with one family four-pack of tickets to this performance! For your chance to win, email your favorite summer activity to contest (at) kidoinfo (dot) com by Noon EST, Ma7 3, 2011. â€¨â€¨Put “Alvin Ailey” in the subject line. Winner will be notified by email on May 4, 2011. Prize tickets can be claimed at will-call, night of the show.
“Few companies captivate an audience like the Ailey dancers, whose soulful energy has dazzled audiences worldwide for over 50 years,” said Kathleen Pletcher, Executive Artistic Director, FirstWorks. “On May 10, this magnificent 30-dancer strong company will perform a program featuring Ailey’s signature masterpiece, Revelations, which uses African-American spirituals and holy blues to explore the places of deepest grief and utmost joy.”
Hailed by The New York Times as a “timeless tribute to humanity”, Revelations is a dance on land and in water, set as a suite in three sections–Pilgrim of Sorrow, Take Me to the Water and Move, Members, Move. Acclaimed as a must-see for all, this American classic brings audiences to their feet around the globe night after night in a joyous, universal celebration of the human spirit. The full-company program on May 10 also features Suite Otis, a tribute to the “King of Soul”, the late Otis Redding by choreographer George Faison; The Hunt, Artistic Director Designate Robert Battle’s powerful addition to the Ailey repertoire, showcasing the remarkable talents of the company’s male dancers; and Camille A. Brown’s The Evolution of a Secured Feminine, a witty, fast-footwork portrait set to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson.
May 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St # 2, Providence, RI 02906
COST: Tickets are $30-68
Available through the PPAC Box Office at 401- 421-ARTS (2787) or online at ppacri.org.
Beginning with an unprecedented collaboration with Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, FirstWorks was launched in 2004 as a vehicle to build community, reach underserved audiences, and present extraordinary arts programs that elevate Providence’s national profile. In the seven years since, FirstWorks has produced 21 groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted more than 85,000 participants, presented over 300 international artists and innovators, engaged more than 100 nonprofit community organizations and schools, and grown into a multidimensional arts organization recognized with eleven National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants.