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November 16, 2012
Artistic Director Robert Battle and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater invite audiences of all ages to experience the 2012 Family Matinee series - performances on Saturdays at 2pm in December that are all followed by a question-and-answer session with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers.

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November 16, 2012
Artistic Director Robert Battle and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater invite audiences of all ages to experience the 2012 Family Matinee series - performances on Saturdays at 2pm in December that are all followed by a question-and-answer session with Ailey’s acclaimed dancers.
September 06, 2012
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week holiday season on November 28th with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the Hilton New York. Academy award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair and Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations will be sung live with special celebrity guests onstage.
March 31, 2011
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution "recognizing the artistic and cultural contributions of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the 50th Anniversary of the first performance of Alvin Ailey's masterwork, Revelations."

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June 16, 2014
Alvin Ailey's 1960 modern dance masterpiece "Revelations" has been performed in 71 countries, and it reliably brings audiences to their feet, even dancing in the aisles. The combination of modern dance and spirituals creates a sense of uplift so infectious that most people leave the theater either singing the music or trying to dance the steps. Last week, they got a chance to learn those steps for real.
December 25, 2013
The voice on the phone belonged to Masazumi Chaya, the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and he had a startling proposition. Would she - Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, 55 years old, former Ailey superstar and current artificial-hip owner - come out of retirement to dance at a special performance on New Year's Eve?
December 06, 2013
When Robert Battle, the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, addressed the audience on opening night at New York City Center, he brought a prop along with him: a seat belt. "Next year," he joked, "we're going to sell them in the gift shop."

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October 08, 2012
(1960)   Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Traditional   Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece Revelations has become one of the most well-known and respected ballets in the history of dance, acclaimed as a must-see for all and...

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November 30, 2011
Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has consistently enraptured audiences all over the world with the perfect blend of reverent grace and spiritual elation. Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece pays homage to and reflects the cultural heritage of the African-American, what Ailey thought of as one of America’s richest treasures—“sometimes sorrowful, sometimes jubilant, but always hopeful.”