About This Show

Renowned for its soul-stirring high energy performances, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of America’s greatest companies. Taking popular music, gospel and jazz and mixing the classical vocabulary of ballet with a contemporary style, the Company of 30 dancers radiate a slick and sassy energy that is purely infectious.Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents a programme of contemporary choreography, completed by the beloved classic Revelations. The performance opens with Aszure Barton’s BUSK, a piece examining the multi-layered wisdom of the human body. Set to a spirited score, BUSK has been described as watching the physical unfurling of the human psyche. Kyle Abraham’s Are You in Your Feelings? is a celebration of Black culture, Black music and the youthful spirit that perseveres in us all. Scored to a ‘mixtape’ of soul, hip-hop and R&B, it highlights the bridge between music, communication and personal memory. The performance closes with Revelations, the most widely viewed modern dance work in the world. Since its debut in 1960, Revelations has moved audiences with its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring music. Springing from Ailey’s childhood memories of growing up in the American South, attending Baptist church services in Texas, Revelations pays homage to rich African American cultural traditions.Part of Edinburgh International Festival

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 23 August 2023 Final Performance: 25 August 2023