June 12 - 16, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Choose from five enthralling programs filled with works that will touch your heart and stir your mind.

Bold Visions (Wed, June 12 at 7:30; Sat, June 15 at 2:00) showcases new and recent work by three of today’s most captivating contemporary choreographers: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Ronald K. Brown, and Darrell Grand Moultrie.

The Ailey Spirit Gala (Thur, June 13 at 7:00)
The Ailey Spirit Gala is the only time you can see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater alongside the rising stars of tomorrow: Ailey II, The Ailey School, and AileyCamp. The evening includes a performance of Mr. Ailey's signature work Revelations.

Trailblazers (Fri, June 14 and Sat, June 15 at 8:00) features Rennie Harris’ Lazarus, the hip-hop triumph called “something like heaven” (The New York Times) that has brought audiences around the country to their feet.

Timeless Ailey (Sun, June 16 at 3:00) is a joyous retrospective that “shows just how many different kinds of dance Ailey could make, and how well” (The New York Times).

An Evening Honoring Carmen de Lavallade (Sun, June 16 at 7:30)
This program pays tribute to the woman who introduced Mr. Ailey to dance with highlights of works she either choreographed or danced in during the Company’s early years. Program also includes premieres by Ronald K. Brown and Darrell Grand Moultrie.

All performances close with Alvin Ailey’s beloved masterpiece, Revelations, the world’s most popular work of modern dance which “cannot fail to move” (Vogue).

Please note: there is NO LATE SEATING at Ailey performances. Latecomers will only be seated during intermission.


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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.