Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30pm


Northrop Auditorium
73 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

About the Show

Discover dance’s power to bring people together and connect us all by our common humanity, when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Northrop! A vital American cultural ambassador to the world, this beloved company celebrates the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience. In honor of the company’s 60th anniversary in 2018, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris has created an hour-long, two-part work, Lazarus, exploring Ailey’s impact as well as race relations through dance, spoken word, and modern song sampling. Closing out the performance is Alvin Ailey’s 1960 signature piece, Revelations, a masterpiece of hope and redemption.

Children should be 11 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 11. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Northrop Auditorium, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • Alvin Ailey founded his dance company in a time of severe racial inequality. He and his company of dancers wanted to offer hope and inspiration, and create a positive cultural community. How might Ailey feel about 2019, were he alive to witness it? What is the name of a dance he might create for people today?
  • Alvin Ailey’s artistic legacy is most connected to his classic work “Revelations,” even though he choreographed many, many great works. If you were an artist being remembered for one work after a long career, what kind of work would you like that to be? What might this work be called?

Find the Venue


A behind the scenes look at the dance work “Lazarus,” by Rennie Harris