Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Returns to Atlanta

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater s Alicia Graf Mack. Photo by Andrew Eccles-prv

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to The Fabulous Fox Theatre for their highly anticipated 2013 Atlanta engagement from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17 for five performances only.

    Artistic Director Robert Battle offers premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company and further showcase the artistry and technique of 30 dancers. In addition to presenting choreographic voices from rising star Kyle Abraham to Ohad Naharin and Ronald K. Brown, as well as legendary dance master Garth Fagan, the performances will mark the historic final appearances by the celebrated Renee Robinson after over three decades of lighting up the stage.

    “Atlanta and Ailey have developed a special relationship that continues to blossom,” said Robert Battle. “As the curtain goes up for our opening night on Valentine’s Day, I know the dancers’ passion and generosity will inspire all at the Fox Theatre as we share new choreographic treasures, invite audience members to join in the dance onstage, and celebrate the much-admired Renee Robinson as she leads a must-see performance of the American masterpiece Revelations.”

    Renee Robinson will take center stage on Thursday and Friday night only, in the iconic role carrying the umbrella in the “Wade in the Water” section of Revelations. A revered dancer for over 30 years, she is the last remaining company member selected by founder Alvin Ailey, the female dancer with the longest tenure in the company’s history, and the only dancer to have performed under all three artistic
    directors.

    To purchase tickets, starting at $25, call 1-855-285-8499 or visit http://www.alvinailey.org or http://www.foxtheatre.org.

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