Celebrating 60 Years of Alvin Ailey’s 'Revelations'

Mar 5, 2020

Set to spirituals, gospel songs and blues, Alvin Ailey’s modern dance masterpiece "Revelations" was first performed in 1960. It was unlike anything audiences had seen before, and since then it’s been performed continuously around the globe.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Iowa native Ronnie Favors of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater about her journey through modern dance and the troupe’s upcoming Iowa performance.

The cast of "Revelations."
Credit Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / HANCHER

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating their 60th year of performing their groundbreaking and most famous piece "Revelations." The theater company will also make their first appearance on the HANCHER Auditorium stage on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.   


  • Ronnie Favors, rehearsal director