Masterclass with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Masterclass with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 16th, 2024 | Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center

Event Notes

Saturday, March 16th, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Registrations through T.U.P.A.C here


Join us for a masterclass with dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This class is provided through a partnership with Seattle Theatre Group and Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center. Dancers will be lead through a Horton based modern dance class. This workshop is open to youth ages 10-19. Class time: 10am - 11:30am.
Class fee: Free

ABOUT AAADT:
On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a now-fabled performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that forever changed the perception of American dance. Mr. Ailey was a pioneer inestablishing a multi-racial repertory company that presented important works by both dance masters and emerging choreographers. Regarded as one of the world’s premiere dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is arecipient of the National Medal of Arts and is recognized by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”Having performed in 71 countries on 6 continents for an estimated 25 million people worldwide—as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continuesto inspire and unite people of all backgrounds around the globe. Through the remarkable artistry of extraordinary dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to celebrate the African-American cultural experience and to preserveand enrich the American modern dance tradition. With a repertory of over 235 works by more than 90 choreographers and a permanent home at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City—the largest building dedicated to dance inNew York City, the dance capital of the world—the Ailey legacy flourishes, using the universal language of dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future.

“Nothing prepares you for the totality of Alvin Ailey: the aural, visual, physical, spiritual beauty…Heaven…Everywhere you looked: sensory pleasure…” – THE NEW YORK TIMES, ZADIE SMITH

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Venue

Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center

1105 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

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