Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 7:30pm
"The sheer joy flooding across the footlights is irresistable."
- Time Out London
One of the world’s favorite dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns, after a long five-year absence, to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the world to their feet night after night. What makes this phenomenal company so special is the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. As part of their thrilling mixed repertory program, the Company celebrates 50 years of Revelations, the enduring classic that remains as fresh today as when it was created.
Step back in time
The beautifully restored Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, opened in 1984, was originally the Portland Public Theatre, built in 1928.
The Italian Rococo Revival architecture was said to be the national showcase of Rapp & Rapp, renowned Chicago theatre architects. Visitors are greeted by a 65 foot high "Portland" sign above the Broadway Marquee, which contains approximately 6,000 theatrical lights.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205