This month, celebrate the season in a special way – by seeing Alvin Ailey’s modern dance performances of family matinees that appeal to all ages! For three Saturdays this month matinee performances will be held at New York City Center and will all feature the classic masterpiece, Revelations – a tribute to the African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom. Celebrate the Season with Alvin Ailey Family-Friendly Performances
Artistic Director Robert Battle invites audiences of all ages to experience the Family Matinee series – performances on Saturdays at 2pm that are all followed by question-and-answer sessions with Ailey’s esteemed dancers. Whether watching as a child for the first time, as a parent remembering his or her childhood experience with live theater, or as a family that has made Ailey a holiday tradition, all will enjoy the magic of Ailey.
Every Family Matinee program concludes with Alvin Ailey’s timeless American masterpiece Revelations – one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance, acclaimed as a must-see for all. Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has been seen by more audiences around the world than any other modern work, inspiring generations through its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring spirituals. Springing from Ailey’s childhood memories of growing up in the south and attending services at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Texas, Revelations pays homage to the rich cultural heritage of the African-American and explores the emotional spectrum of the human condition.
Family matinee performances:
When: Saturday, Dec 16, 2pm–The Winter in Lisbon, Night Creature, Cry, Revelations
Saturday, Dec 23, 2pm – Four Corners, After the Rain, The Hunt, Revelations
Saturday, Dec 30, 2pm – Four Corners, After The Rain, Mass, Revelations
Where: New York City Center
131 West 55th St., btwn 6 & 7 Ave.
Price: Tickets start at $29
To purchase tickets click here or call (212) 581-1212
Photos by Paul Kolnik
I was not compensated for this post. I received tickets to the show.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman writes for Little Spoon and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for seventeen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 10, 8 and 5) and loves finding great products for her family.