9 Things NOT TO MISS by ProQuest


Without question AAADT lands at the top of any 'Not To Miss' list. This beloved institution grew from a March 1958 NYC performance by the late Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers forever changing the perception of American dance. Today, led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison, AADT has gone on to perform for an estimated 21 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on six continents. Two masterpieces are amongst the Louisville production's numbers: Blues Suite (first seen at the company's 1958 premiere performance) and REVELATIONS, Alvin Alley's signature masterpiece. Using African-American religious musicspirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues REVELATIONS fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.Billed as "The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change," the original, off-Broadway musical begins with four women, " Professional Woman," "Soap Star," "Iowa Housewife" and "Earth Mother" at a Bloomingdale's lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra - and hot flashes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and day-to-day challenges with aging parents, aging children and aging partners.

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