The fabulously talented Ailey II dancers were in Kansas City for four performances at the Foley Theater, April 5-7 at the Foley Theater, and the Kansas City Friends of Alivn Ailey turned the company’s final performance into a fund-raising gala evening.
For the concluding performance, the Ailey II dancers performed three great numbers, concluding with a performance of the Ailey Company’s Internationally famous piece “Revelations,” which was choreographer by Ailey himself in 1960.
After the performance, gala attendees made their way to the Muelbach Hotel for a wonderful evening that included a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Since this was an event celebrating dance, why not dance? And dance they did, well into the evening.
There was a performance from students from the KCFAA dance program, and the crowd especially enjoyed hitting the dancing floor with the Ailey II dancers, who proved they know a thing or two about Hip-Hop dancing as well.
The event was a fundraiser for KCFAA programs, including the Summer Dance Camp. Each year KCFAA programs reach 29,000 underserved youth. Since 1984, the program has served ore than 1.2 million youth.