Ailey II: Poetry In Motion

We’ve featured some amazing and powerful contemporary dance companies like Les Ballet Jazz De Montreal and Les 7 doigts de la main last season – this season will be no different when Ailey II performs on October 21.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of America’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.

Founded in 1974, the company embodies Mr. Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. If you’d like to learn some interesting trivia about the dance company’s founder, then check out our Fun Facts About Alvin Ailey.

Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in North America. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company.

To give you a taste of what to expect at our show, check out this clip of Alchemies, by up-and-coming choreographer Adam Barruch, where the piece transforms everyday gestures – a reach, an embrace, a finger pointed skyward – into a reverie of human interactions.