Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre presents Ailey II Oct. 20

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will host Ailey II of New York City on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the River Center Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the most talented young dancers with the passion and creative vision of today's outstanding emerging choreographers. The company embodies Alvin Ailey's pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.

Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, the Ailey spirit shines as this critically acclaimed company presents an exhilarating and diverse repertory of timeless classics and thrilling new works.

Ailey II will perform a variety of dance pieces from its repertoire including excerpts from Revelations. 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.

For more information about Ailey II, the 2013-2014 Ballet Season or Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, please contact Nicole Naquin or Will Bove at 225.766.8379 or via email at nicole@batonrougeballet.org or will@batonrougeballet.org.