Dance aficionados take note: the talented dancers of Ailey II, renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances, are coming to the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts in Boone on October 26th.
Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s outstanding emerging choreographers.
Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.
With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II "second to none," and The New York Times declares, "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater."
When: Thursday, October 26th
Where: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
733 Rivers Street, Boone
Cost: $35 / $25 / $15
For more information, visit: http://www.theschaefercenter.org/events/id/522