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

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.

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

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.

Financial Times - Premieres At Ailey, City Center, New York - Steps In The Right Direction

Financial Times - Premieres At Ailey, City Center, New York - Steps In The Right Direction

This season’s luminous The Call marks Ronald K. Brown’s seventh work for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 20 years — more than any other choreographer. But why not twice that? The 52-year-old Brooklyn native regularly pays homage to the company’s founder, yet it is his own eloquent, open-hearted west African-inflected idiom that has become the troupe’s lingua franca.