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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the world’s most popular modern dance company. The African-American company naturally has Latin dancers because Latin is Black too.

The company is in residence at New York City Center. It’s summer season at Lincoln Center is a chance for audiences to see the season’s premieres after they have had a chance to mature.

Like a marsh at the mouth of a great river, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has a remarkable ability to clear the muddy waters of American cultural life. With a vision that embraces rather than runs from our problems, this company transcends all barriers.

Alvin Ailey Lincoln Center 2017

Johan Inger’s Walking Mad transforms a wall into a connector with Ravel’s Bolero
Alvin Ailey’s 2017 Lincoln Center season is at the David H. Koch Theater, June 14-18.

Wednesday, June 14 at 7:30pm

Musical Inspirations Program

The Winter in Lisbon (New Production, 1992) by Billy Wilson. Music by Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Fishman.
Mass (Company Premiere, 2017) by Robert Battle. Live music by John Mackey.
Ella (Company Premiere, 2016) by Robert Battle. Music by Ella Fitzgerald.
Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960).

Thursday, June 15 at 7pm

Gala Performance

Friday, June 16 at 8pm

Global Voices Program

Deep by Mauro Bigonzetti (2016). Music by Ibeyi.
Walking Mad (Company Premiere, 2016) by Johan Inger. Music Bolero by Maurice Ravel.
Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960).

Saturday, June 17 at 2pm

Musical Inspirations Program

Saturday, June 17 at 8pm

Bold Visions Program

r-Evolution, Dream (World Premiere, 2016) by Hope Boykin. Music by Ali Jackson.
Untitled America (World Premiere, 2016) by Kyle Abraham.
Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960).

Sunday, June 18 at 3pm

Bold Visions Program

Sunday, June 18 at 7:30pm

Global Voices Program

For tickets, visit

Image: courtesy of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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