Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will take the stage at New York City Center from November 29 – December 31, 2017 in a five-week season. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s dancers will perform over two dozen works, including the world premieres of Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s Victoria. The season also includes new productions of Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter – for its 25th Ailey anniversary – and Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up, in celebration of his centennial.
The season launches on November 29th with an Opening Night Gala Benefit honoring Board President Debra L. Lee, which includes a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom to raise funds to support the creation of new works and Ailey’s educational and training programs for young people. Other highlights include special live music performances of Revelations; an evening Celebrating the Men of Ailey; All Ailey, All Jazz, and All New programs; a Season Finale on New Year’s Eve; and the Family Matinee Series with a post-performance Q&A with Ailey dancers.
Tickets starting at $29 can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at http://www.alvinailey.org or http://www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID, and for groups of 10 or more. For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, visit http://www.alvinailey.org.