Ailey II, the youthful and gifted second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to its home, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue, for their annual two week/ fourteen performance season Wednesday, April 2 through April 13, 2014.This is the 40th anniversary season of the company, and the second season under the guidance of Artistic Director Troy Powell. For this milestone the company will showcase four new works by Adam Barruch, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jennifer Archibald, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle.
The company will offer two programs: All New Program: Alchemics/ Cuore Sott’olio/ Wings, Returning Favorites Program: Streams/We/Streams/Virtues.
For forty years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The company is known for cultivating dancers aged 18 to 24. The company professionalism, rigorous performance schedule and high artistic standards gives these young dancer the ideal environment to perfect their craft. Nearly 70% of current Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members were once a part of Ailey II.
For tickets you can call toll free to order by phone 866-811-4111, or order online at alvinailey.org/aileyii, the box office is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.