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A South Sound favorite returns! The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs; are experts at trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics; and defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control. Masters of agility and grace, they push the envelope of human possibility. Often accompanied by live musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments and high-tech special effects, this show delivers an exuberant performance, with all the excitement and festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival!
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his 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 from 1974 to 2012 and Troy Powell from 2012 to 2020, and now under the direction of Francesca Harper, who trained at The Ailey School and who has choreographed for both Ailey companies – brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing new creative voices and propelling the Company forward. Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an [a performance] spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”