It’s officially the season for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company’s residency at New York City Center. It’s the 60th anniversary for the troupe and they’re celebrating in style, centering on premieres by some of the most acclaimed choreographers in Ailey’s history.
So what are some highlights?
Rennie Harris has created the company’s first two-act work, Lazarus, which is inspired by the life and legacy of the late Alvin Ailey.
Ronald K. Brown will combine modern and African dance in his latest work, The Call.
Wayne McGregor premieres his acclaimed contemporary ballet, Kairos.
Plus each performance will begin with Becoming Ailey, a multimedia piece that brings the voice and presence of Ailey back to the New York City Center stage.
The coolest thing? The troupe will perform Ailey’s timeless piece Revelations–with live music! (If you haven’t yet seen Revelations, you’re really missing out. Get thee to New York City Center at once!)
Tickets start at $29; students only pay $15.
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