The Golden Section

Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section was presented as the grand finale of the Broadway production The Catherine Wheel in 1981. Two years later, The Golden Section became a stand-alone work celebrated for its pure-dance expression of blissful joy. The critically-acclaimed ballet, first performed by the Company in 2006, pushes the limits of human physicality as Ailey dancers soar in Tharp’s daring, driving choreography with breathtaking leaps and finely-honed partnering. Set to a new wave rock score by David Byrne, the dancers soar through space wearing gilded athletic outfits made by Santos Loquasto while performing the momentous choreography.  

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Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Exciting Highlights to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center Season June 13-17, 2018

New York – May 17, 2018 – Artistic Director Robert Battle has announced exciting highlights to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 13 – 17. In addition to three diverse programs – Celebrate Women, with a world premiere by Jessica Lang, Ailey, Then & Now, and Musical Icons – the engagement also includes The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit; three new Company dancers; and a series of activities for all as Ailey enters its sixth decade.