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Revelations by Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey’s ground breaking ‘Revelations’ has become a cultural treasure that has been beloved by generations of fans, since its premiere in 1960. The piece was born from Ailey’s own memories, of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. It tells the story of African-American faith and tenacity, from slavery to freedom, through a suite of dances set to spiritual and blues music.

Students from Busbridge Junior School also joined ClassAction for the night, opening the show with a lively performance inspired by ‘Revelations’ and African-American dance.