John 4:20

John 4:20 is an expansion of a duet Baye & Asa originally created in 2018. This piece began as an interrogation of their shared history and divergent identities as New Yorkers, as male dancers, as a White American, as a Black American. Through the personal dynamics of their brotherhood they address the larger political landscape of their upbringing. In this new iteration of John 4:20, they capture relationships, friends, siblings, in a group of new bodies struggling to show the reality of violence and the necessity for empathy. 

Featured News Releases

Ailey II, The Next Generation of Dance, Leaps Into Its 50th Anniversary With A World Tour And New York Season

NEW YORK – January 4, 2024 — Ailey II, the next generation of dance, will mark its 50th anniversary of bringing “off-the- charts energy” to the stage by embarking on a world tour from January 20 – May 19, inspiring audiences from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Kansas City, Missouri. The gifted ensemble of rising stars will then return home for a celebratory New York season at The Joyce Theater, April 9 – 14, 2024. The second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present a diverse repertory including two world premieres, by Artistic Director Francesca Harper and the dynamic duo of Baye & Asa, alongside repertory favorites and revered classics during the 2024 tour and New York City engagement.