Juba

Juba, Artistic Director Robert Battle’s first work for the Company, explores where ritual and folk traditions exist in today's society, as five dancers engage in a modern day "Rite of Spring" with an abstract twist. An original score by John Mackey for string quartet and percussion drives the mood of this edgy, ritualistic work, called "electrifying” by The New York Times.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Programming For Lincoln Center Season June 12-16, 2019

New York – April 4, 2019 – Capping off a joyous 60th Anniversary celebration that reached from coast to coast, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for seven performances at the David H. Koch Theater June 12 – 16, 2019. Helmed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the season features a world premiere by Darrell Grand Moultrie – his debut for the Company – as well as recent premieres by some of today’s most revered choreographers. The engagement also includes several rarely seen works by Alvin Ailey, an Ailey Spirit Gala benefit celebrating The Ailey School’s 50th Anniversary, and a special evening honoring the legendary Carmen de Lavallade. Alvin Ailey’s must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance.

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WWD - Alvin Ailey And The Enduring Power Of Dance

The modern dance company is celebrating its 60th anniversary season and is more timely than ever, says artistic director Robert Battle. In tumultuous times like these, dance is a powerful antidote. After a year of touring and other celebratory initiatives, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is closing out its 60th anniversary season at home in New York with a slate of programming that celebrates its past, present and future.