Ballet Tennessee Brings Prestigious Ailey II Company Back To Chattanooga

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ballet Tennessee presents the high energy contemporary dance company Ailey II in a community residency involving performance, outreach, and special events.

Under the artistic direction of former Ailey dancer Sylvia Waters, this critically-acclaimed company presents dazzling performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertoire that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by today’s most outstanding choreographers.

The performance will take place at the Tivoli Theater on Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. For tickets, contact the Box Office at 757-5050 or www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.

The performance and outreach classes are funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and South Arts in partnership with the Tennessee Arts Commission.

A free community outreach class for children ages eight through teens will take place at the South Chattanooga Recreation Complex, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga. No prior dance experience is required. The class will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 12:15–1:15 p.m.

A Ballet Master Class for intermediate and advanced dancers will take place at Ballet Tennessee studios on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 12:15-1:45 p.m. A Modern Master Class for intermediate and advanced dancers led by Artistic Director Designate Troy Powell will take place at Ballet Tennessee studios on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 1:30–3 p.m. The cost to observe or participate in the classes is $20, cash only, per class.

An after glow reception will be held in honor of Ailey II, affording Chattanoogans the opportunity to personally meet the company dancers and directors. Tickets to the after glow may be obtained by calling Ballet Tennessee at 821-2055.


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