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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Thirteen years ago when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has its last Lincoln Center season, the David H. Koch Theater was called the New York State Theater. Judith Jamison was the company's artistic director. And "Revelations," Ailey's 1960 masterpiece, was in full force. (Some things never change.)
For its high-profile summer season at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has commissioned a new work from Ronald K. Brown.
When Robert Battle first arrived at New York's Lincoln Center years ago, he was a dance student with a scholarship to Juilliard. On his first day, he walked up to the building he thought was the school. It turned out to be the Metropolitan Opera House.