Grace

Linda Celeste Sims in Ronald K. Brown's Grace
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Linda Celeste Sims in Ronald K. Brown's Grace. Photo by Paul Kolnik 

Ronald K. Brown’s landmark Grace, created for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1999, returns to the repertory in a rapturous, spiritually-charged new production set to Duke Ellington's classic "Come Sunday," Roy Davis' hit "Gabriel," and the powerful rhythms of Fela Kuti's Afro-Pop.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2012 New York City Center Season Announcement

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns for the 41st consecutive year to the New York City Center stage from November 28, 2012 – December 30, 2012 with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Artistic Director Robert Battle will continue to surprise and delight audiences with premieres and new productions that expand his vision for the company, adding dynamic choreographic voices to the repertory that challenge Ailey’s extraordinary artists in new ways.

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The New York Times - And An Ostrich That Spreads Its Wings

The New York Times - And An Ostrich That Spreads Its Wings

One of the newest additions to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's repertory is, in another sense, the oldest. Asadata Dafora choreographed "Awassa Astrige/Ostrich" in 1932, soon after moving to New York from his native Sierra Leone.