Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60, November 5, 2018

In honor of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary, Artistic Director Robert Battle, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, and choreographer Rennie Harris join in a conversation moderated by author and television producer Susan Fales-Hill that spotlights what truly makes Ailey so special. Ailey’s dancers will perform highlights from signature classics by Alvin Ailey, repertory favorites by Robert Battle and Jamar Roberts and commissioned premieres that continue to break new ground, including Wayne McGregor’s Kairos, and Rennie Harris’ Lazarus – the Company’s first-ever two-act ballet.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the New York City Center stage November 28 – December 30 for a season that has become a holiday tradition. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle during the Company’s 60th Anniversary celebration, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will perform an expansive repertory of more than two dozen works, including the world premieres of Rennie Harris’ Lazarus and Ronald K. Brown’s The Call; the Company premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos; new productions of ballets by Robert Battle and Judith Jamison; and Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, Revelations.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Gert Krautbauer.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Yannick Lebrun in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Alvin Ailey in performance, c. 1950s. Photo by Zoe Dominic.

Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Artistic Director Robert Battle. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Images courtesy Guggenheim Museum.