Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for a seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18, 2017.
The season opens on June 14 with Musical Inspirations featuring Robert Battle’s Mass, along with works that pay tribute to jazz legends – Battle’s 2016 Company premiere Ella, set to Ella Fitzgerald’s “Air Mail Special”; and the 2016 new production of Billy Wilson’s The Winter in Libson, a celebration of the great Dizzy Gillespie.
The Winter in Lisbon – photo by Christopher Duggan
On June 15, The Ailey Spirit Gala will raise funds to support scholarships for students of The Ailey School and Ailey’s extensive Arts In Education & Community Programs. The benefit performance will also include the rising stars of Ailey II, gifted young dancers from The Ailey School, and blossoming students from AileyCamp. A soirée on the promenade follows.
In the Global Voices program on June 16, the Ailey dancers will perform dynamic works by Mauro Bigonzetti’s Deep, and Johan Inger’s Walking Mad, a daring, humorous and poignant take on Maurice Ravel’s Boléro that imaginatively employs a movable wall.
The Bold Visions program on June 17 will feature recent world premieres that shine a spotlight on society and the African-American experience.
Alvin Ailey’s must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance.
Tickets for Lincoln Center engagement can be purchased at the David H. Koch Box Office, by phone at 212-496-0600 and online at www.alvinailey.org. For further information please visit www.alvinailey.org.