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APS Students Experience the Dynamic Dancing of Ailey II

Photo Courtesy Rialto Center for the Arts. Photographer: Judy Ondrey



Hosted by the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) high school students experienced the dynamic and thrilling choreography of Ailey II as one of October’s Cultural Experience Project (CEP) trips.

Ailey II, the junior company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is a universally celebrated dance company known for developing some of the country’s best young dancers.

As part of Ailey II’s Rialto residency activities, the company performed some of their most admired routines for the APS students, including Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece “Revelations”.

APS students also had the opportunity to learn choreography from the company’s dancers and performed a dance routine they created.

Throughout November, APS students will continue engaging the city’s cultural offerings with productions of “West Side Story” and “Paige in Full” presented by the Atlanta Opera and the Alliance Theatre, respectively. Students will also attend experiences at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Oakland Cemetery, ZuCot Gallery, the Atlanta History Center, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

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Also, in February, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform at the Fox Theatre or a four-day residency from February 21-24, 2019.

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