Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

“I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.” - Alvin Ailey

Robert Battle, Artistic Director
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

Renowned for its brilliant artistry and passionate energy, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will make its long-awaited return to White Bird with two electrifying programs that will showcase the Company’s immensely powerful dancers. What makes the Ailey company so phenomenal is their incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit, shared by dancers and audience alike. Don’t miss one of the most beloved dance companies in the world.

Talking Points
-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a cultural icon—recognized by a US Congressional resolution, as well as being awarded numerous honors
-The company has toured 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents
-Battle’s predecessor, Judith Jamison, was also widely recognized for her artistry and helped the company thrive
-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was the first modern company to tour the People’s Republic of China
-The company has presented more than 235 works by over 90 different choreographers

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events


Literary Arts presents The Moth Mainstage in Portland at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Monday, December...

Showing: 12/10
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Murray & Peter present A Drag Queen Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 12/11

Oregon Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 12/13

LMG Concerts presents Mark O’Connor & Friends An Appalachian Christmas at Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/14

Oregon Symphony presents Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert at the Portland'5 Arlene...

Showing: 12/15 - 12/16

Oregon Symphony presents Comfort and Joy: A Classical Christmas at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 12/17