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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The New York Times - Spreading Joy With A Mastery Of Multiple Styles

Ailey's troupe, timeless yet current. New York City Center celebrated its 75th anniversary last week. That milestone nearly coincided with the annual five-week Christmas season of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the theater's first resident modern dance company, itself celebrating an anniversary this year, its 60th.

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The New York Times - Celebrating Two Birthdays: City Center And The Ailey Company

This theater, for this city. New York City Center Theater celebrated its 75th anniversary on Tuesday night. That milestone neatly coincides with the annual five-week Christmas season of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the theater’s first resident modern dance company, itself celebrating an anniversary this year: its 60th.