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Ailey II: The Next Generation of Dance returns to the Rialto Center 10/26 (VIDEO + AUDIO)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Ailey II

Ailey II returns to the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State for the third season on Saturday October 26.

The evening's performance features South African-born Bradley Shelver’s high-energy "Where There Are Tongues" and world premieres! The program also includes two new works by esteemed choreographer Andrea Miller and former Ailey dancer Kirven Douthit-Boyd.  

Plan to come early and stay after the show! The moderated pre-show talk with Troy Powell begins at 7:00 p.m. and the on-stage post-show panel discussion begins immediately following the performance and is hosted by UPFRONT's Ray Cornelius.

For 45 years, Ailey II has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Anyone who sees an Ailey II performance leaves understanding why The New York Times declares, “there’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II.” Ailey II embodies the dazzling alchemy of combining the country’s best young dance talent with the creative vision of top emerging choreographers. Artistic Director Troy Powell continues Alvin Ailey’s legacy imbuing fresh dimension, guiding Ailey II’s signature pristine performances built on dynamic movement and brilliant technique!

Watch a behind-the-scenes video about "Where There Are Tongues" below: 

Click here for tickets and information.
Listen to full UPFRONT conversation with Ailey II's Troy Powell below: 

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.