The dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dazzle with their technical brilliance and passionate energy, bringing audiences to their feet at every performance. They’ll electrify the Orpheum stage with contemporary works by some of today's most in-demand choreographers and classic favorites from the repertory. Each program will close with Alvin Ailey's wildly popular Revelations, the beloved masterpiece that "cannot fail to move" (Vogue).
Choose Your Experience - Programming
Click on the links below to learn more about the legendary works and pieces that will be showcased during the performance run.
Sat. March 4
Sun. March 5 (Matinee)
Alvin Ailey Community Dance Workshop
Sponsored by New York Life
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Memphis to connect with YOU! Join company members as they share choreography from Mr. Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations, the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Halloran Centre, 225 South Main Street, next to the Orpheum Theatre
Featuring Ailey Company Members Yannick Lebrun, Courtney Spears, and Khalia Campbell.
- FREE ADMISSION
- Open to all ages and abilities; No prior experience required
- Wear comfortable clothes you can move in and closed toe shoes.
- Space is limited so register early to secure your spot!
Explore the videos, links, and photos below to experience a preview of the show.
An intimate scene from the domestic life of a couple becomes an exploration of love and desire in Jamar Roberts’ world premiere.
Take four amazing Ailey dancers and add in Wynton Marsalis’ delicious jazz score and you’ll understand why Robert Battle cheekily titled this exuberant short work For Four.
Acclaimed choreographer Kyle Abraham’s newest work is a celebration of Black culture, Black music, and the youthful spirit that perseveres in us all.
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.
This silky, sultry work embodies the spontaneity of the 1940’s and 50’s jazz soundtrack by Roy Eldridge.
Alvin Ailey’s impassioned tribute to the profound courage and terrible anguish of Nelson and Winnie Mandela is, more broadly, a portrait of people transformed by injustice.