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Ailey II, the sister company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater that's made up of emerging dance talent, graces us again with a stop on the company's North American tour. The program includes Thang Dao's "Echoes," Troy Powell's "Reference Point" and the moving, signature Alvin Ailey Dance piece "Revelations."
Why go: It'll be the last hurrah for Ailey II artistic director Sylvia Waters (Powell, an Ailey dancer, choreographer and associate artistic director, will be her successor), and should hold you until Alvin Ailey Dance comes to town for its regular spring performances.
Reconsider: As good as Ailey II is, it's not a full Alvin Ailey Dance program.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park; $15-$47; 708-235-2222, centertickets.net