Event Calendar
Apr 18 , 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

ROBERT BATTLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MASAZUMI CHAYA, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Cobb Great Hall

“Be prepared for two things: a continued devotion to tradition, but also big, refreshing surprises.” –Chicago Tribune

“Unbelievable. Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life good.” –NBC’s TODAY

Experience for yourself why people say, “You don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it.”  Engage your emotions when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the world’s most popular modern dance company, comes to the Wharton Center for one night only.  The diverse program includes Rennie Harris’ electrifying Exodus with his signature house dance moves, Ronald K. Brown’s sultry Open Door set to Afro-Cuban music, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain Pas de Deux, a contemporary ballet crowd favorite, and Alvin Ailey’s 1960 beloved masterpiece Revelations, which feels more timely than ever.

The performance is 2 hours which includes two 15 minute intermissions.

Latecomers:  At the artist’s request, there will be no seating during dance pieces. The first piece is 20 minutes.  Latecomers will be seated at intermission and pauses only. Patrons can view the performance on the lobby TV monitors during these times.

spotlight-dinners 
There will be a Spotlight Dinner available prior to the performance on Tuesday, April 18 at 5:45p.m. for $55 per guest.

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Event Dates/Times

Event Details

  • Apr 18 , 2017
  • Cobb Great Hall
  • Tickets from $24.00
  • View the Program

    The performance is 2 hours which includes two 15 minute intermissions.

    Latecomers:  At the artist’s request, there will be no seating during dance pieces. The first piece is 20 minutes.  Latecomers will be seated at intermission and pauses only. Patrons can view the performance on the lobby TV monitors during these times.

  • MSU Student Tickets $18.00 with your APID.

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  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000
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