‘INSIDE LOOK: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’
Available on The Music Center Offstage digital platform Aug. 23
OW Staff Writer | 8/20/2020, midnight
“Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center” collaborates with beloved dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to bring fans a very special presentation of the Ailey company’s seminal masterpiece, “Revelations,” available starting at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 through Sept. 30.
The presentation will premiere on The Music Center Offstage, the organization’s virtual platform https://www.musiccenter.org/tmc-offstage/ which offers newly curated programming, including the commission and presentation of original artwork.
With “INSIDE LOOK: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater,” Ailey fans and those new to the company will experience this iconic modern dance work in three ways. Following an introduction by native Angeleno Matthew Rushing, associate artistic director for the company, viewers will enjoy Ailey dancers performing sections of the powerful Revelations, including the emotional “I Been ‘Buked,” the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham;” have the opportunity to learn the choreography for these sections as Ailey dancer and choreographer Hope Boykin breaks down the moves in an upbeat, highly accessible manner; and enjoy a Q&A with Rushing about the piece.
For additional information, visit musiccenter.org for details.