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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Omaha

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” will inspire, enlighten and entertain Omaha audiences, when it returns to Omaha, Wednesday, March 9th at the Orpheum Theater.



The internationally acclaimed dance company will continue the celebration of 50 years of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations as part of Omaha Performing Arts’ Dance Series.

Led by the renowned Judith Jamison in her final year as Artistic Director, and joined by Artistic Director Designate Robert Battle, this performance will celebrate five decades of Revelations, an American classic called a must-see for all people.

A short film will be shown prior to the performance, giving the audience an opportunity to learn about the inspiration, meaning and significance of this modern dance masterpiece that is a tribute to Alvin Ailey’s genius and the African American heritage. Directed by Judy Kinberg, winner of seven primetime Emmy Awards, it includes historic performance footage and rare interviews with Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison.

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