Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, June 12-16
June 12 - July 16
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will present a seven-performance engagement at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater June 12 – 16, 2019. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s acclaimed dancers will perform a diverse repertory featuring a world premiere by Darrell Grand Moultrie, a special program honoring Carmen de Lavallade, and a one-night-only Ailey Spirit Gala benefit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Ailey School.
In addition to Moultrie’s new work, the Bold Visions program includes Ronald K. Brown’s recent premiere The Call and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, a gripping portrait of homelessness. The Trailblazers program features hip-hop innovator Rennie Harris’ powerful two-act ballet Lazarus, inspired by the life and legacy of the Company’s founder. Timeless Ailey brings excerpts from rarely seen works by Ms. Ailey back to the stage. The engagement culminates with a special program celebrating living legend Carmen de Lavallade. Each program closes with an uplifting finale of Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s must-see masterpiece.
The Ailey Spirit Gala:
On Thursday, June 13 at 7pm, The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Ailey School, features one night only performances by the world-renowned Ailey dancers, appearances by the rising stars of Ailey II, gifted dancers from The Ailey School, and talented students from AileyCamp, followed by a soirée on the promenade.
Tickets for the Lincoln Center engagement starting at $29 are on sale and can be purchased at the David H. Koch Box Office, by phone at 212-496-0600, or online. Discount tickets are available for students with an appropriate ID and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $29 tickets). For group sales, call 212- 405-9082 or email [email protected] Ailey Young New York invites those between the ages of 21 – 35 to purchase 50% off tickets $55 and over for the Sunday evening performance (up to 6 tickets). For further information, please visit www.alvinailey.org.
Programming – Subject to Change
Bold Visions: New Moultrie / The Call, Shelter / Revelations
Wednesday, 6/12 at 7:30pm | Saturday, 6/15 at 2pm (Family Matinee followed by free post-performance Q&A w/ dancers)
The Ailey Spirit Gala: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Ailey School
Performances by AileyCamp, The Ailey School, Ailey II & Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, incl. Revelations
Thursday, 6/13 at 7:00pm
Trailblazers: Lazarus / Revelations
Friday, 6/14 at 8:00pm | Saturday, June 15 at 8:00pm
Timeless Ailey: Special program of Ailey excerpts / Revelations
Sunday, 6/16 at 3:00pm
An Evening Honoring Carmen de Lavallade: Special excerpts, The Call / New Moultrie / Revelations
Sunday, 6/16 at 7:30pm