Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2012

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About This Show

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies. This
season, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company returns 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. This season includes a new work
commissioned by New York City Center, along with encore performances from Battle’s acclaimed first season:
modern dance master Paul Taylor’s Arden Court, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris’ soul-lifting Home, and
Ohad Naharin’s unique and innovative Minus 16, which features improvisation and audience involvement. A
variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will be performed, including the must-see Revelations with
live music or an expanded cast of 50 dancers on select programs. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all
in a universal celebration of the human spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the American
modern dance tradition.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: November 28, 2012 Final Performance: December 30, 2012

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