Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the world’s most elite African American troupe, is back in Washington through Feb. 10. The company kicked off the tour with the annual fundraiser gala.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members perform “Petite Mort” during their annual return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2013. “Petite Mort” is a company premiere this season and was performed for the first time in the District on Feb. 5. The event is a black-tie dinner with dessert and dancing followed by the sold-out performance. James R. Brantley Buy Photo