RED WING — Ailey II, a company of young dancers in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater family, will perform "Revelations" and two other works Feb. 23 at the Sheldon Theatre. It's a unique group, artistic director Troy Powell said, because the 12 dancers are the best young dance talent chosen from 2,500-plus students at the Alvin Ailey School.
The thundering sounds of taiko drums will fill the Sheldon Theatre when Ondekoza, a world-famous drumming ensemble from Japan, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The concert will culminate a full week of community engagement by the group, which is participating in the Arts Midwest World Fest. "Fusing incredible athleticism, pounding rhythms and peaceful melodies, their performances will leave you inspired and energized," according to Sheldon officials, describing the group as "an unforgettable creative force that has captivated audiences across the globe."