The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the second company of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, will bring the magic of modern dance to Wake Forest University Monday, Feb. 24.
Beginning at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall, the Repertory Ensemble will perform a two-hour dance concert featuring a distinctive repertoire with two works, “ISBA” and “Revelations,” by master choreographer Alvin Ailey, as well as “Meridians” by Andre Tyson.
The 12-member Repertory Ensemble, originally formed as a choreographic laboratory for Ailey to create a cycle of dances to the music of Duke Ellington, has won critical praise for its national tours, residences at major colleges and universities and outreach programs in schools.
Dancers chosen for the Repertory Ensemble from scholarship students at the Ailey Dance Center spend an average of two years in the ensemble. More than 30 members have been chosen to join the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Under the artistic direction of Sylvia Waters, the group has a dual mission of performance and education. Two members of the ensemble also will lead a master class for members of the Wake Forest Dance Company and selected dancers from North Carolina School of the Arts.
The Wake Forest performance will be the only one in the Piedmont Triad area. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. They are available by calling 910-759-5295.
The dance concert is part of Wake Forest’s Year of the Arts, a yearlong celebration of the arts featuring special performances, exhibitions, symposia and other events.
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