One of my fondest and most vivid memories of a cultural event is of the original Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater troupe. I saw them when I was ten or eleven. I was lucky enough to be able to finally take my daughter to see them last year. Much to my chagrin, they didn’t perform Cry. I’d shown her the YouTube videos, so she knows what Cry is about.
If you haven’t been to an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, I highly recommend you see them. If you have children, please take them. It’ll be a performance they’ll treasure for a lifetime.