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Please note: At the request of the Ailey company out of respect to both the artists and the seated audience, there is no late seating at any time. Once the doors are closed, any person not inside the hall or who leaves while the performance is in progress will have to wait until the next interval as determined by the company or an intermission.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.
Today the company has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – and to millions more through television broadcasts. Elegant, electrifying, and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company arrives with programs that include some of their newest works as well as company classics like Ailey’s masterwork, Revelations, set to African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues.
“Revelations is one of the great works of the human spirit,” The New York Times writes. “The aspects of humanity it demonstrates – sincerity, idealism, ecstasy, among others – build up to a powerful moral statement that audiences love.”
Recommended for grades 6-12.
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Celebrate Dance! A series of special events welcomes the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to NJPAC: Get Up and Dance! open workshops on April 18; a conversation about the timeless classic Revelations on April 29; and children’s book readings about Alvin Ailey. Click here for details.
Friday is Young Professionals Night! Bring your business card and mingle in the swank surroundings of NICO Kitchen + Bar, where drink specials will be offered during pre-curtain happy hour.
A special offer for NJPAC ticket buyers! It’s the perfect warm-up for a dance performance. Relax during an incredible afternoon of pampering at the Wellness Lounge in South Orange and end the day on a high note with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at NJPAC. The Wellness Lounge celebrates fitness of mind, body and soul with a Wellness Happy Hour experience on May 9 only – an exclusive package of therapeutic treatments designed to complement dance’s spirit of well-being. For $59 per person, Ailey ticket holders can indulge in a sumptuous, four-hour sampler that includes Thai massage, foot bath, reflexology, acupuncture and ear candling, and enjoy organic food and drinks. To reserve, call (973) 275-3868 or visit wellnesslounge.biz.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by treating Mom to a delicious combination of Ailey tickets and brunch! From 11am to 2pm, NICO Kitchen + Bar will feature its popular Mother’s Day Buffet. $35 per person; children (age 14 and under) $20 (gratuity not included). To reserve, call (973) 642-1226.
Shop at a unique boutique of products and services, showcasing gift items to make Mom feel like a queen! Discover fabulous vendors, such as Style Haven – a mobile boutique of new and vintage merchandise – and KYSS (Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet) bath and body line, during a weekend-long marketplace in the Prudential Hall lobby. Snap a memory picture at our free photo station on May 10. These and other attractions are found in the lobby prior to all performances of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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Tier 3 Café will be open for the Saturday performance.
Click here for more information about this new, buffet-style dining option at NJPAC. Call Tier 3 Cafe (973) 297-5124 for available dates and reservations.
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