Live Performances

Dance, Live Performance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


April 30, 2024 • 7PM

Merrill Auditorium


"Nothing prepared you for the totality of Alvin Ailey: the aural, visual, physical, spiritual beauty...Heaven...Everywhere you looked: sensory pleasure..."

Marvel at their virtuosity and grace, feel their passion, connect to the heart of dance with the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This evening of extraordinary dance, expounding on Ailey’s unique mix of contemporary and classic movement, features a variety of works through the company’s 65year legacy, including the timeless masterpiece Revelations. Using African American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and blues, Revelations fervently explores the places of profound grief and holiest joy. Whether experiencing Ailey again or for the first time, the artists take audiences on a path of discovery, where dance opens a window to the heart and soul, revealing our deepest selves. 

Robert Battle
Artistic Director  

Matthew Rushing  
Associate Artistic Director

PHOTO: Michael Jackson, Jr. and Sarah Daley-Perdomo. Photo by Dario Calmese.


Read the 2023-2024 Contemporary Dance Audience Guide for an informative and historical look at contemporary dance and Ovations’ history with the art form. Read artist profiles to learn more about who is performing in the upcoming season, see a timeline of Ovations history with contemporary dance, learn about iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey and more.

This is a fun read for anyone interested in contemporary dance and is a great supplementary experience before or after experiences any of these artists throughout the season.


TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2024 – 7PM



TICKETS: $45 • $70 • $80 • $95
SOLD OUT – Tickets may become available at any time

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Exchanges – Ticket exchanges are available to Portland Ovations’ Members only. Exchange requests must be made prior to the performance date of the original tickets. 

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Wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening Devices available, ASL available upon request. Read more about accessibility at Merrill Auditorium.

Supported by

Francesca Galluccio-Steele and Phil Steele

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