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STG Presents
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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The Paramount Theatre
Friday - Sunday
April 27 - 29, 2018
To Purchase By Phone:
1-800-982-2787
The Paramount Theatre

911 Pine Street

Seattle, WA 98101

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Friday - Sunday
April 27 - 29, 2018
Friday & Saturday: shows at 8:00 pm
Sunday: show at 2:00 pm
Doors open one hour prior
To Purchase By Phone:
1-800-982-2787
The Paramount Theatre box office, located at 9th & Pine in downtown Seattle, is open Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm for advance ticket sales to performances at our Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatres.

Reserved Seating

$35.00 - $85.00 single tickets (not including fees)

$98.00 - $43.00, as a part of a season subscription (price includes fees)

 

OPENING NIGHT AFTER-PARTY
Join STG in celebrating Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at a special party following the opening night performance on April 27, 2018. Enjoy refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres by Tom Douglas Catering. Featuring DJ Palaceer (Shabazz Palaces). Select main floor seats include admission to the after-party. Performance + Party = $135 per ticket. Space for the after-party is limited. Click here to reserve your spot today!

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Purchasing tickets from any other seller or website runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.

Note: if you have successfully purchased tickets from one of the official sources listed above, congratulations! We're sure you're excited, but please DO NOT share photos of your tickets online. Tickets can be replicated via these photos and resold, which could inhibit your ability to enter the theatre. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

STG Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at The Paramount Theatre April 27 - 29, 2018.

Now more than ever, we need the power of dance to bring us all together, connected by our common humanity. Engage your emotions when ALVIN AILEY® AMERICAN DANCE THEATER returns with contemporary works that touch on timely topics and the beloved classic Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece that fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

Robert Battle
Artistic Director

Masazumi Chaya
Associate Artistic Director

Program:
Friday, 4/27 at 8:00pm: Stack-Up –i– Untitled America –i– Revelations
Saturday, 4/28 @ 8:00pm: The Winter in Lisbon –i– r-Evolution, Dream. –i– Revelations
Sunday, 4/29 @ 2:00pm: Stack-Up –i– Untitled America –i– Revelations

Stack-Up
To the background of a throbbing 1970's beat and an urban landscape, patrons in a crowded disco dance with attitude, sass, and at times, fierce despair. Tough, brutal, yet poignant, the stage sizzles with street life and physical pyrotechnics as an aloof drug pusher and two displaced lovers are destined for collision. Inspired by the lives of Los Angeles’ disparate inhabitants, Stack-Up depicts the emotional 'traffic' in a community that is stacked on top of each other. Choreographed by Talley Beatty.

Untitled America

Untitled America, a haunting work that MacArthur “genius grant” winner Kyle Abraham developed over 2015 and 2016, shines a light on the impact of the prison system on African-American families.

When a first movement of the ballet debuted at NY City Center in December 2015, Dance Magazine wrote: "Kudos to Ailey – and Abraham – for keeping the revelations relevant." When a second section was performed at Lincoln Center in June 2016, The New York Times declared, "Mr. Abraham's [dance] vocabulary, with its rich mix of street and studio suggesting a body at war with itself, is potent and explosive and wonderfully of the moment."

Now completed, Abraham's large-ensemble work is set to a soundscape of soul, ambient, percussive, and electronic music mixed with spoken word narration by former prisoners. Choreographed by Kyle Abraham.

The Winter in Lisbon
Dizzy Gillespie's brilliant music sets the tone for this sizzling ballet celebrating four decades of his work. Choreographed in 1992 by Billy Wilson, The Winter in Lisbon pays tribute to Mr. Gillespie as the consummate jazz musician, evoking an atmosphere in which the dancers challenge, tease, and pursue romance against a backdrop of rhythm and color. Choreographed by Billy Wilson.

r-Evolution, Dream. br / Veteran Company member Hope Boykin has been inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create this large ensemble work that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson (from Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings recorded by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (from Hamilton). Choreographed by Hope Boykin.

Revelations
Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Seeing Revelations for the first time or the hundredth can be a transcendent experience, with audiences cheering, singing along and dancing in their seats from the opening notes of the plaintive “I Been ’Buked” to the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale, “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.”

Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the African-American cultural heritage —“sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.” This enduring classic is a tribute to that tradition, born out of the choreographer’s “blood memories” of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. But since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe, transcending barriers of faith and nationality, and appealing to universal emotions, making it the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world. Choreographed by Alvin Ailey.

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

Friday, April 27, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Avenue in Seattle
Grades K - 12
$8.00 / $5.00: RSVP here

Join us for this lecture/demonstration by modern dance legends, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater which grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

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