Ailey II Brings Program Of Varied Choreography
RISING DANCE STARS: Meagan King is among the members of Ailey II, coming to State Theatre New Jersey on November 10. (Photo by Nir Arieli)
State Theatre New Jersey presents Ailey II, the 12-member second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, to State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, on Thursday, November 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29-$49.
Ailey II combines a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. The company continues to expand the bridge from the studio to the stage for talented young performers from The Ailey School under Artistic Director Francesca Harper, who took her first dance steps at the school where her mother was director from 1984-2010.
“I am excited for audiences far and near to experience the power and grace of these 12 superbly gifted dancers in remarkable works by a variety of powerful choreographic voices,” she said. “It’s an honor to lead Ailey II into its next era, keeping Alvin Ailey’s legacy of artistry and generosity moving forward while nurturing the next generation of performing artists on a journey of discovery.”
The program includes works by Yannick Lebrun, William Forsythe, Robert Battle, and Harper. Visit STNJ.org for tickets.