MARIETTA, OHIO (02/15/2018) Ailey II, the young company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater that has been a showcase for talented emerging dancers and choreographers since 1974, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 4th, as part of Marietta College's Esbenshade Series.
The performance is free and open to the public at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., in downtown Marietta. Tickets are sold out, but if you are interested in attending you should contact the Theatre to see if any tickets are returned.
The talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful performances.
Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, this critically-acclaimed company presents vibrant performances and innovative community programs across the country and internationally. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey's timeless classics and thrilling new works by today's outstanding emerging choreographers.
The final performance of the season will be The Romeros in Concert at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15th, at the Peoples Bank Theatre. Ticket reservations begin March 12th.
These events have been funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, which provides annual income for the purpose of bringing lectures, performing artists or programs of diverse nature to the campus for public appearances. The endowed fund was established in 1980 by Harry H. Esbenshade, Sr. and Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., husband and son, respectively, of the late Mrs. Esbenshade of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy back in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and is consistently ranked as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com. Marietta was selected seventh in the nation according to the Brookings Institution's rankings of colleges by their highest value added, regardless of major.