On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And I was fortunate enough to attend. Oh, Happy Day! Of course, there was no photography allowed, but I did get this picture of the marquee.
I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. When they performed Ailey’s critically acclaimed Revelations, it was as if I could see Judith Jamison herself dancing on stage. By the end of “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham,” I felt like I’d been to church. After a standing ovation and thunderous applause, the dance company gave us an encore. It became interactive, with the audience/congregation standing and clapping our hands to the music. I clapped so hard and so long that my arms were tired. It was a wonderful night.