REVIEW: Ailey II at Folly Theater

I reviewed Ailey II’s performance Thursday night at the Folly Theater for The Kansas City Star.

A bit of a misunderstanding ended up being published in the review header that I’d like to clear up: This was not the first performance of Ailey’s “Revelations” in Kansas City. This was the first performance by Ailey II in Kansas City of “Revelations.” A subtle, but very important distinction.

“Revelations” stunned me two years ago when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed it at the Kauffman Center, as it’s stunned people all over the world for over 50 years. The crowd was stunned on Thursday night, too.

For a brief time, you can read the review here.

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