The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is wrapping up their epic tour in Newark

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be completing their 65th anniversary coast-to-coast tour at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall next month. Performances will take place from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2024. This will be the 25th time this company has played at this amazing theater in the heart of our state’s largest city. There are 32 amazing dancers who all share their incredible talent to create a dance spectacle.

Two of the male dancers have Garden State ties. Chaivlar Monteiro hails from nearby Montclair while Christopher Taylor grew up in the city of Newark. 

It is worth noting that this dance company started from a lone performance back in 1958 in New York that changed the views of what American dance can be. Now this all-black dance crew has grown to perform for around 25 million people in 71 countries on on six continents.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has more viewers through TV broadcasts and film screenings. The performances ultimately help to share the beauty of African-American culture while also preserving it as well.

In addition the annual summer camp will take place this summer from July 1 through August 9, 2024. Alvin Ailey shows how passionate they are about sharing the art of dance. The events that they bring to the community gives so many the chance to learn more about such an inspiring performance method.

The show this year will be the first time some new dance segments will be shown here in New Jersey that were specifically commissioned for Ailey. CENTURY is a piece created by Amy Hall Garner. It is a super honest and personal work of art through dance inspired by her grandpa on the eve of his 100th birthday. Me Myself and You is another new one which features a dream-like vibe that will leave audiences mesmerized. The dance here conveys a story of a woman who is at a point in her life wondering if she should let go or keep moving ahead.

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming Newark shows from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2024. With the month of May right around the corner, it is a wonderful time to start planning your trip to NJPAC in Newark to catch this electrifying and impactful dance show.

It will surely be a wonderful time to enjoy a beautiful production. For information or to purchase tickets visit NJPAC online.