In 2008 the United States Congress designated the company as «a vital American cultural ambassador to the world». This definition is ratified by its 23 million spectators, spread over 71 countries and five continents.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Liceu ten years after its memorable debut there with a varied programme that constitutes a manifesto of its own distinctive style: a dovetailing of the singularity of the Afro-American cultural experience with modern dance as it evolved in the United States in the 20th century. The audience will have a new chance to enjoy Revelations, a title from the previous programme that has become the troupe's worldwide visiting card. This masterpiece will be rounded off by Festa Barroca -- a re-reading of the sensibility of 17th century dance which poses a major technical challenge for the performers -- and Love Stories, a tribute to the historical link between dance and the Afro-American community. The eclectic choreography mingles hip-hop with Caribbean sensuality, and contemporary dance with the company's African roots.
The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was founded in New York in 1958. Made up of Afro-American dancers, its creation changed the perception of modern American dance for ever.
Georg Friedrich Haendel
Stevie Wonder and Clarence
Judith Jamison amb Robert
Battle and Rennie Harris
Lighting and design of visual
Costume and decoration
13,50 €, 19 €, 25,75 €, 37 €, 52,75 €, 65 €, 86,25 €
Part I 45 min (Festa Barocca)
Pause 30 min
Part II 1h 15 min (Love Stories and Revelations)
TOTAL 2 h and 35 min