Arts at UNCW

Ailey II
Feb. 5, 2020 
AT 7:30 p.m.

Co-presented with Countywide CDC

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best diverse young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies founder Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular dance companies in the county. With new Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II will continue to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Their dazzling repertoire will include Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and new works by today’s emerging choreographers, and as New York Amsterdam News says, “Ailey II audiences get to see tomorrow’s stars today.”