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Ailey II

When: Sat., March 5 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

AILEY II

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appears in the Triangle each spring with such frequency it's almost routine. For nine years, Carolina Performing Arts has often enjoyed sold-out crowds for the formidable company, an energetic stronghold of African diasporic dance since 1958. But routine has two pitfalls: We might not show up because we can count on next year, or we do show up at the expense of something new elsewhere. February—Black History Month, of course—has been especially rich with local performances by dance companies working within and responding to the African diaspora. Now Ailey II, the main company's younger sibling and a training program for emerging dance professionals, comes to Duke Performances, close on the heels of Abraham.In.Motion as well as the Collegium of African Diaspora Dance Conference. Ailey's signature Revelations anchors the program, so do try for tickets at the door: This Ailey's sold out, too. —Michaela Dwyer

REYNOLDS INDUSTRIES THEATER, DURHAM 8 p.m., $10–$38, www.dukeperformances.duke.edu

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