Tracks

Uri Sands, in collaboration with the dancers of Ailey II, created Tracks, a work that braids together ballet, modern, and urban dance techniques. The soundtrack, featuring The O'Jays, Big Louisiana, Arthur Davis, and Willy Rafus, underscores the powerful movement which examines racial, sexual, and economic divisions in our world today.

Featured News Releases

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary Celebration Comes To Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre During Black History Month February 21-24

ATLANTA – January 11, 2019 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, February 21 – 24, 2019 during its 60th Anniversary North American tour for six breathtaking performances that promise to uplift, unite and enlighten. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s 32 incomparable dancers invite Atlantans to join in a celebration of Mr. Ailey through a variety of works celebrating his life and legacy.

Ailey Icons Host Exclusive Workshops And Panels In Celebration Of 60th Anniversary

(New York) December 6, 2018 – In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary, Ailey Extension invites people to experience the life, legacy, and artistry of Alvin Ailey through intimate panels and workshops led by his illustrious former dancers. Sylvia Waters will moderate the Growing Up with Alvin Ailey Legacy Panel on December 10, featuring former Ailey stars Sarita Allen, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and Desmond Richardson as they share personal stories, individual experiences, and life lessons learned during their tenure dancing for the legendary founder. On January 5, what would have been Alvin Ailey’s 88th birthday, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison leads an exclusive Celebrating Alvin Ailey Workshop to share cherished memories of Mr. Ailey and teach some of his most well-known choreography.

HBO Partners With Ailey To Celebrate Its 60th Anniversary

December 4, 2018 (NEW YORK CITY) – HBO salutes Ailey at 60 with a social media video series to launch during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary New York City Center season November 28 – December 30. This tribute video series will introduce new audiences to the Ailey legacy through moving commentary from music, film, and TV stars – Jussie Smollett, Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey, and Black Thought – who share how Ailey has inspired their artistry, impacted American culture, and continues to reach people of all ages backgrounds around the globe.

Featured Press Coverage

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The New York Times - The Passionate Humility of Solomon Dumas

A dancer isn’t always born a dancer. Sometimes a mother has to step in. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago with his single working mother, Solomon Dumas was involved in community theater and interested in the arts. But dance wasn’t much of a presence in his life until his mother signed him up for AileyCamp, when he was 12.

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ABC Nightline - The Legacy Of Alvin Ailey, Celebrating The Company's 60th Anniversary

In 1958, dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey created a home for dancers to explore identity and self-expression through their art and the dance theater remains a culture institution. ABC's Zachary Kiesch goes behind the scenes of Ailey's 60th and the creation of Lazarus, the Company's first ever two act ballet by hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris.