What Makes Ailey...Ailey?
June 2015 interviews with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater artistic director Robert Battle, associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya, rehearsal director & guest artist Matthew Rushing, and members of the Company. Footage from the "Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance" film series. For more information, please visit

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For New York City Center Season, November 30 - December 31, 2016

NEW YORK – August 4, 2016 — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th – December 31st, 2016. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey’s 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.

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Nottingham Post - It's A Dance Revelation

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are back in the UK for the first time in six years, including two shows at the Royal Concert Hall. Kelly Apter speaks to dancer Linda Celeste Sims.