Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Cal Performances
April 7, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cal Performances presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, April 2-7, 2024, in Zellerbach Hall.
Continuing a 55-year relationship with Cal Performances, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Berkeley campus for the company’s annual residency with a selection of recent works and Ailey masterpieces. Steeped in the sounds of jazz, blues, and hip-hop, the Ailey repertory celebrates the Black American experience, offering music and movement as expressions of pure joy and as opportunities for reflection and resistance. Past favorites and new works come alive through the commitment and artistry of the company’s athletic, expressive dancers, who inhabit choreography by creators like Rennie Harris, Aszure Barton, Twyla Tharp, Jamar Roberts, and Artistic Director Robert Battle with the same conviction as they reinvent classic Ailey works like Revelations.