Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The African-American dance company that popularized modern dance around the world

Alvin Ailey 60th Anniversary Season 2018

NEW YORK CITY CENTER, MIDTOWN, Tue-Sun, November 28-December 30, 2018 ~ Ailey classics and Company premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor & Jessica Lang. Opening night gala.
#AFRICAN #MODERNDANCE


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Alvin Ailey Studios

405 West 55th St, New York, NY 10019 (Google Maps) | at Ninth Ave | Hell’s Kitchen


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of New York City’s big three dance companies, along with New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Yes the Company is that good.

It’s the legacy of African-American dancer, choreographer and humanitarian Alvin Ailey (Rogers, Texas 1931-1989).

The dancers and choreography are world-class, but there is something else about the Company that can only be described as spiritual. It’s great to watch dancers at this level do what they do, but this Company seems to dance with angels on the stage, and has been doing it consistently for years.

Alvin Ailey founded the Company in 1958 to celebrate Black culture. Its first performance was at the 92nd Street Y, the Jewish community center in the Upper East Side.

The US State Department sponsored the Company’s first international tour in 1962 and also in later years. To date America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World” has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and 71 countries on 6 continents. These tours are what really popularized modern dance around the world.

Today Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has two touring companies and dance programs for both professionals and amateurs. It is one of the best places in New York City to learn social dancing or stage dancing for fun. The Company operates out of the Joan Weill Center for Dance in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.

The main Company does a Fall Season in residence at New York City Center and a Spring Season at Lincoln Center.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is nothing less than a revelation of dance.


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Previous Alvin Ailey Seasons

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
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IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
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America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
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African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Alvin Ailey Lincoln Center 2018 Celebrate Women

Jessica Lang world premiere, new productions of Judith Jamison and Jawole Will Jo Zollar, and Ailey’s classic ‘Revelations.’
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2017

New York City Center
Midtown, Manhattan
Wednesday – Sunday
November 29 – December 31, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Wednesday-Sunday
June 14-18, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Fall 2016 at New York City Center

World’s leading modern dance company
New York City Center
131 W 55th St, Midtown
November 30 – December 31, 2016