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TWO PERFORMANCES: April 19 at 7:30pm and April 20 at 1:00pm

Tickets are on sale now!
Box Office opens at 11:30am
Theater doors open at 12:30pm

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey celebrates 40 Years, “United by Dance,” by proudly presenting internationally renowned, Ailey II.  Back from their smash European tour, and under the leadership of Artistic Director, Francesca Harper, the Ailey II dancers  will bring their exhilarating performance to Friends in their only second home, right here in Kansas City. The performance promises to be filled with memorable moments.

“(The) repertoire celebrates expressiveness and highlights the breadth of Ailey II’s capacities—sensitivity, athleticism, and innovation.”
Cecly Placenti, Dance Enthusiast 

“Every dancer on the stage has superb technique, unmatched musicality and enviable stamina.”
-Lora Strum, Broadway World

Ailey II merges the spirit and energy of the finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of one of today’s most outstanding choreographers. Founded by Alvin Ailey as his Repertory Company, in 1974, it might now be named Ailey II, but as Dance magazine extols, it is ‘second to none.’ Ailey II embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Francesca Harper brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing creative voices and propelling the company forward.

“There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II…”
-Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

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