You won't know if your kids love modern dance unless you take them to see a performance, and the very best way to start them off is with the Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater. Mesmerizing from the curtain's first parting, the renowned company helped to move modern dance to the forefront of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. Long time dance lovers and curious newcomers are in for a special treat when the company comes to town for 10 performances in April.
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center has a multi-cultural parade of shows throughout the rest of the spring, including Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and American Ballet Theatre. Whether you catch Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (and your kids are clamoring for more) or you are looking for an elegant date night downtown, you'll find something in the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center's varied line-up between now and June.
Where and When: Tickets are still available for all the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater shows, which will take place at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, between April 8 and 17 (including four matinees). The company will present three different programs: "21st Century Ailey" features compelling and exciting works from recent years; "All Ailey" features Ailey's timeless masterpieces; and "20 Years of Jamison" celebrates the phenomenal influence of Judith Jamison in her final season. All programs include the beloved Revelations, which is celebrating 50 years as an enduring classic. Approximate running time is two hours, including intermissions. Appropriate for children age eight and up. Click here for ticketing information.
Enter to Win: Kids Off the Couch subscribers are eligible to win a Family 4-Pack for the Wednesday, April 13 show. Please send us a note if you're able to attend the 7:30 PM show. Winners will be chosen by Tuesday, April 5. Don't forget to include your phone number so we can reach you if you are chosen!