Black History Month_2021-BalletAfricains-AlvinAiley
LES BALLET AFRICAINS
is the national dance company of Guinea and the first touring African performance company. Through acrobatics, comedy, and drama, the dancers and musicians blend the traditional dance, music, and story-telling of the four regions of Guinea.
Performed at The Grand – November 1991
ALVIN AILEY REPERTORY ENSEMBLE
is comprised of twelve young dancers, ranging in age from late teens to mid-twenties, chosen from scholarship students of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. The Repertory Ensemble serves as the bridge between school and professional careers and is known throughout the world as a showcase for spirit, energy and passion, preserving the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience. The name of the company changed to Ailey II.
Performed at The Grand – October 1997
Photo credit: Andrew Eccles